Referral to treatment waiting time statistics for December 2011

National Statistics Office logoThe latest monthly statistical data on NHS referral to treatment waiting times (RTT)  has been published for December 2011. This information relates to Primary Care Trusts, Strategic Health Authorities, and NHS Trusts in England and has approval from the UK Statistics Authority in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007.

The key points from the latest release are:

  • 268,188 admitted patients and 766,114 non-admitted patients, for whom English commissioners are responsible, completed their RTT pathway during the month
  • nationally 91.6% 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
  • patients still waiting for treatment (incomplete pathways) at the end of December 2011, 91.2% were waiting within 18 weeks
  • the 95th percentile time waited for patients completing an RTT pathway in December 2011 was 21.8 weeks for admitted patients and 15.7 weeks for non-admitted patients. For patients still waiting for treatment (incomplete pathways) at the end of December 2011 the 95th percentile was 22.8 weeks
  • average (median) time waited for patients completing an RTT pathway in December 2011 was 7.7 weeks for admitted patients and 3.8 weeks for non-admitted patients. For patients still waiting for treatment (incomplete pathways) at the end of December 2011 the median waiting time was 6.3 weeks.

Further information and detailed statistical tables are available at: Referral to treatmentwaiting time statistics (admitted patients, non-admitted patients and incomplete RTT times) for December 2011

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