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NHS waiting times for elective and cancer treatment

18/06/2019

A parliamentary report finds that increasing numbers of patients are being let down by the NHS’s failure to meet deadlines for waiting times.

The percentage of patients treated within waiting times standards continues to get worse for both elective (non-urgent care) and cancer treatment. The report finds that less than half of trusts meet the 18-week waiting times standard for elective treatment, and only 38% meet the 62-day standard from referral to treatment for cancer patients.

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