NHS referral to treatment (RTT) waiting times data
NHS referral to treatment (RTT) waiting times data - April 2012
Data are published on consultant-led Referral to Treatment (RTT) waiting times for patients who were treated during April 2012 and patients waiting to start treatment at the end of April 2012.
■During April 2012, 92.0% of admitted patients and 97.7% of non-admitted patients started treatment within 18 weeks. For patients waiting to start treatment (incomplete pathways) at the end of April 2012, 94.0% were waiting within 18 weeks.
■269,700 RTT patients started admitted treatment and 783,566 started non-admitted treatment during April 2012. The number of RTT patients waiting to start treatment at the end of April 2012 was around 2.49 million patients.
■The average (median) time waited for patients completing an RTT pathway in April 2012 was 8.0 weeks for admitted patients and 4.0 weeks for non-admitted patients. For patients waiting for treatment at the end of April 2012 the median waiting time was 5.5 weeks.
■Average (median) waiting times have been broadly stable, following a seasonal pattern, over the past three years. April 2012 median waiting times are consistent with the usual seasonal position.
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust did not submit any (admitted, non-admitted and incomplete) RTT pathway data for April 2012.
Detailed tables of waiting times by treatment function (specialty), commissioner and provider are available on the Department of Health's website.
June 22, 2012, 11:57 am