The number of patients waiting longer than six or 13 weeks for 15 key diagnostic tests in England has halved in the past month, statistics published by the Department of Health show.

Only 8,400 patients were waiting more than 13 weeks for one of the 15 key diagnostics tests at the end of February – a fall of 8,400 on January.

The number of patients waiting more than six weeks at the end of February was 33,100 – 34,400 fewer than in January.

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