NHS waiting lists - performance against the 18-week referral-to-treatment (RTT) standard
This monthly dashboard details the waiting list for NHS treatment. The key performance measure for waiting times is that patients should be treated within 18 weeks of referral. The target for hospitals is that 92% of patients referred should meet this standard.
This dashboard shows for each month the:
– Percentage of patients who were treated within the 18 weeks target
– Performance against the 18 week wait standard within each clinical specialty
– Distribution of waiting time for those patients still waiting. Click ‘play’ on the bottom-right chart to see the Covid-19-created backlog of longer waits.
Note: Patient pathways are described as admitted and non-admitted depending on whether hospital admission is necessary.