NHS Treatment waiting times

Please see below a template press release on the latest waiting time statistics for NHS Treatment from LDHQ. 

Published in January, these figures can be used in your local area in light of the recent news that the Government has delayed their NHS backlog plan.

The data spreadsheet is here: Referral to Treatment (RTT) waiting times for incomplete pathways, by provider, November 2021. Please use column B, C and E as well as your NHS trust. This template is for England only. 

[INSERT COLUMN B] patients in [AREA] waiting to start NHS treatment

The latest stats from NHS England, published in January, reveal that [INSERT COLUMN B] patients in [AREA] are waiting to start treatment. 

The statistics show that some [INSERT COLUMN C] patients have been left waiting over 18 weeks after their referral to treatment, while [INSERT COLUMN E] have been waiting over a whole year. 

Nationally, the figures show that 6 million people are on NHS waiting lists – a number that has doubled since 2015. This has led to the Liberal Democrats slamming the Conservatives for putting in-fighting ahead of the health crisis the country faces. 

Commenting Liberal Democrat [INSERT Parliamentary Spokesperson, Councillor, Etc.] said: 

“It is beyond disappointing to see the government sit on their hands and fail to publish this much-needed plan because of internal Conservative Party fighting. 

“These statistics show that [INSERT COLUMN B] patients across [AREA] are being left to suffer because the government can't seem to get its ducks in a row and publish their plan. 

“Residents have played their part in protecting the NHS and now they deserve better. At the very least the Government should start the process to help the thousands of people left stranded on huge waiting lists in [AREA].”


Notes to Editor 

Referral to Treatment (RTT) waiting times for incomplete pathways, by provider, November 2021