NHS: Standards:Written question - 229101

Asked by Jon Trickett
Asked on: 06 March 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
NHS: Standards
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time is for routine NHS appointments across all departments in the most recent period for which figures are available.
Answered by: Stephen Hammond
Answered on: 12 March 2019

NHS England publishes monthly data for Referral to Treatment waiting times on its statistical work areas website at the following link:


Latest data for December 2018 shows 86.6% of patients were seen within 18 weeks, against a 92% standard. The median waiting time was 7.6 weeks.

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