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.

 
1 18 weeks wait performance
2 Time on waiting list
3 Trust, STP & regional performance
4 Trust benchmarker
5 Data notes
18 weeks wait performance

Percentage of patients treated within 18 weeks of referral

Time on waiting list

Incomplete patient pathways by the number of weeks already waited

Trust, STP & regional performance

View individual Trust, STP or NHS region performance

Trust benchmarker

Compare Trust performance

Data notes

Data notes

The monthly RTT data provides information about the NHS waiting list for 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.
The main RTT metrics provide details of the % of patients treated within the 18 weeks target, broken down by clinical specialty. The data also allows calculation of the distribution of waiting time for those patients still waiting. The data is sub-divided into admitted and non-admitted patient pathways depending on whether hospital admission is necessary for treatment.
Data is sourced from NHS England's monthly Consultant-led Referral to Treatment Waiting Times dataset, for which detailed notes and the core datasets are available here.
NHS peer groups are defined using NHS Digital's Peer Finder Tool which identifies each NHS Trust's closest ten peers based on a list of variables such as attendances, deprivation, patient profile and location profile. Further details are available on the NHS Digital website here.
All data used in these visualisations is available in the public domain and reproduced under the relevant Open Government licence.
Attributions: • Contains NHS England and NHS Digital data © Crown copyright and database right 2020 • Contains MSOA names © Open Parliament copyright and database right 2020 • Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2020 • Contains Royal Mail data © Royal Mail copyright and database right 2020 • Contains Public Health England data © Crown copyright and database right 2020 • Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0
Data notes

Data notes

The monthly RTT data provides information about the NHS waiting list for 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.
The main RTT metrics provide details of the % of patients treated within the 18 weeks target, broken down by clinical specialty. The data also allows calculation of the distribution of waiting time for those patients still waiting. The data is sub-divided into admitted and non-admitted patient pathways depending on whether hospital admission is necessary for treatment.
Data is sourced from NHS England’s monthly Consultant-led Referral to Treatment Waiting Times dataset, for which detailed notes and the core datasets are available here.
NHS peer groups are defined using NHS Digital’s Peer Finder Tool which identifies each NHS Trust’s closest ten peers based on a list of variables such as attendances, deprivation, patient profile and location profile. Further details are available on the NHS Digital website here.
All data used in these visualisations is available in the public domain and reproduced under the relevant Open Government licence.
Attributions:
• Contains NHS England and NHS Digital data © Crown copyright and database right 2020
• Contains MSOA names © Open Parliament copyright and database right 2020
• Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2020
• Contains Royal Mail data © Royal Mail copyright and database right 2020
• Contains Public Health England data © Crown copyright and database right 2020
• Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0