Subscribe to read the full article
With an HSJ subscription you’ll get access to:
- Latest intelligence on NHS policy and agenda
- Which healthcare leadership teams are getting it right and why
- How innovation is driving quality and efficiency
For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.Close
Eighteen weeks is one of the biggest successes of the NHS in the last decade. Only a handful of trusts have missed the target and more than 90 per cent of patients across England are now treated within four and a half months of referral. It’s all a long way from the dark days of 12 month waits for outpatient appointments and 18 month waits for surgery.