The Department of Health has released data that it claims will help in delivering the 18-week target.

It states that the diagnostic test waiting times data for December 2006 shows the NHS's progress.

The DoH states: 'The monthly data published gives the waiting times for 15 key diagnostic tests carried out in the NHS and will help in delivering the new 18-week maximum wait from GP to treatment, including all diagnostic tests, by 2008.'

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The Department of Health has released data that it claims will help in delivering the 18-week target.

It states that the diagnostic test waiting times data for December 2006 shows the NHS's progress.

The DoH states: 'The monthly data published gives the waiting times for 15 key diagnostic tests carried out in the NHS and will help in delivering the new 18-week maximum wait from GP to treatment, including all diagnostic tests, by 2008.'

Read more here