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NHS cuts waiting times

16/08/2021

The NHS is continuing to make progress on non-urgent care despite experiencing one of its busiest summers ever, new figures show.

The number of patients waiting longer than 18 weeks for care has dropped by almost 25,000 while those waiting more than year fell by almost 32,000. Average waiting times for elective care is down for the fourth month in a row to 10.4 weeks – more than seven weeks lower than this time last year.

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