NHS referral to treatment waiting times statistics – October 2011

The October 2011 data on NHS referral to treatment waiting times (RTT) was published by the Department today. This provides information provided by primary care trusts, strategic health authorities and NHS trusts in England.

The key points are:

  • There were 304,088 admitted patients and 880,926 non-admitted patients for whom English commissioners are responsible for
  • At national level, 91.2% of admitted patients (measured on an adjusted basis) and 97.2% of non-admitted patients completed their RTT pathway within a maximum of 18 weeks
  • The 95th percentile time waited for patients was 22.0 weeks for admitted patients and 16.1 weeks for non-admitted patients
  • The average (median) waiting time waited for patients was 8.4 weeks for admitted patients and 3.9 weeks for non-admitted patients
  • For patients still waiting for treatment (incomplete pathways) the median waiting time was 5.7 weeks and the 95th percentile was 22.9 weeks
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