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Elective waits settle into steady deterioration

  • October 20th, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

The temporary effects of the first covid shutdown have fed through, and waiting times are now on an upward trend.

Why some people on elective waiting lists may never reach the front of the queue

  • October 12th, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

If we don't keep up with demand, some patients may never reach the front of the queue

Time for an amnesty on waiting list data

  • September 22nd, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

Covid has created an urgent need, and a unique opportunity, to get the true waiting list out in the open

Waiting list soars past 5.6 million patients

  • September 13th, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

The waiting list continues to grow rapidly as demand mostly recovers but activity cannot.

English waiting list passes 5.4 million

  • August 17th, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

Ongoing covid restrictions mean the waiting list continues to grow, with little sign of the pent-up demand coming back yet

How to target a short wait for diagnosis

  • August 11th, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

A cancer-style referral-to-diagnosis target sounds simple. But it turns out to be a lot more complicated than splitting the RTT target.

37 week wait for diagnosis

  • July 12th, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

A long wait for diagnosis means late detection of many cancers

Thousands of patients waiting over two years as list tops five million

  • June 15th, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

The post covid recovery continues, and waiting time pressures are building.

So it begins: the real elective backlog starts to emerge

  • May 18th, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

Referrals are up year-on-year, for the first time since covid restrictions began. But activity is not.

Analysis: the long road to restoring elective care performance

  • May 12th, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

The English NHS may need to increase elective activity by around 15 per cent, for most of the decade, to recover waiting times safely