Record waiting times for patients’ operations, RCS study reveals

By Paul Dinsdale | 29 June 2017

The number of patients waiting six months or more for surgery has trebled over the past four years in England, says the Royal College of Surgeons. 

In March, nearly 130,000 people had been waiting for operations after being referred to a consultant, compared with 45,000 in March 2013. However, nine out of 10 patients were still treated within 18 weeks.

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