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NHS: Waiting Lists

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL14408, tabled on 19 March 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the NHS referral to treatment (RTT) waiting times data January 2021, published on 11 March, how many patients in England have been waiting more than one year for treatment; and how many of those have been waiting for (1) 52 to 56, (2) 57 to 60, (3) 61 to 64, (4) 65 to 68, (5) 69 to 72, (6) 73 to 76, (7) 77 to 80, (8) 81 to 84, (9) 85 to 88, (10) 89 to 92, (11) 93 to 96, (12) 97 to 100, (13) 101 to 104, and (14) 105 and more, weeks.

Answered on

23 April 2021

Official statistics on National Health Service referral to treatment (RTT) waiting times published by NHS England and NHS Improvement show there were 304,044 patients waiting one year or more for treatment in England in January 2021. Tables showing the number of patients in each sustainability and transformation partnership and acute trust who have waited in excess of 52 weeks is attached due to the size of the data. Information for integrated care system areas is not held in the format requested. The information relating to other time periods is not held in the format requested.

NHS England and NHS Improvement will be including this data as part of their official published RTT monthly data collection for 2021-22. This will show the number of patients

waiting for over a year into weekly time bands, from 52-53 weeks to more than 104 weeks. This information will become available from June 2021.

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Department of Health and Social Care