The Department of Health has for the first time published waiting-time figures for all diagnostic tests for every acute trust.

The Department of Health has for the first time published waiting-time figures for all diagnostic tests for every acute trust.

The 'hidden wait' figures were due to be published yesterday along with suggestions on how the NHS can meet the 18-week GP to treatment waiting-time challenge by March 2008.

NHS managers and doctors were yesterday due to meet prime minister Tony Blair to discuss the problems hindering progress in meeting the target.