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Jun 2017

NHS operation waiting times ‘tripled in four years’

According to a report by the Royal College of Surgeons, the number of patients waiting six months or more for surgery has tripled over the last four years. In March of this year, nearly 130,000 patients were waiting for surgery following a consultant referral.  In March 2013 the operation waiting times figure was 45,000. A Spokesperson…

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Mar 2017

‘Trade-off’ means NHS operation waiting times set to rise

In order to improve care in high priority areas such as cancer care and accident and emergency targets, patients will have to face longer waits for routine operations such as hip and knee replacements. Simon Stevens of NHS England has said that increasing pressures mean that the current 18 week waiting time target for treatment…

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