August National Provider Data Summary

Updated: Nov 14, 2019

August National Provider Data Summary


  • At the end of August 2019, 85.0% of patients waiting to start treatment (incomplete pathways) were waiting up to 18 weeks, thus not meeting the 92% standard.

  • For patients waiting to start treatment at the end of August 2019, the median waiting time was 8.0 weeks. The 92nd percentile waiting time was 23.7 weeks.

  • During August 2019, 275,267 RTT patients started admitted treatment and 1,006,145 started non-admitted treatment (completed pathways).

The following 3 Trusts did not submit any RTT pathway data:

  • Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust (RQ8)

  • North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust (RGN)

  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RAL)


RTT Performance


As the below heatmap and graph shows, there has been a substantial deterioration in RTT performance nationally when compared to August 2018.




Waiting List Size


As the below graph demonstrates, from August 2018 to August 2019 the total waiting list size increased from 4,154,559 to 4,407,974, an increase of 235,415 (6.1%).



Below is a table showing each reporting Trusts variance in waiting list size from March 2019 to August 2019, sorted by percentage variance (please click to view the whole table).


52 Week Waiters


The below heatmap shows how the number of 52-week waiters has changed nationally, with areas such as the East Midlands and South managing to reduce their number of 52-week waiters.


Below is a table showing each reporting Trust’s variance in 52-week waiters from March 2019 to August 2019, sorted by percentage variance (please click to view the whole table).


Changes to the Individual Specialties

In regard to the waiting list size of the individual specialties:

  • Oral Surgery unlike the previous month is the speciality with the largest decrease in the waiting list size, going from 173,648 to 170,688 a decrease of 2,960 pathways (1.70%). 

  • Other was the only other speciality to see a decrease in the waiting list size going from 919,355 to 918,669 a decrease of 686 pathways (0.07%).

  • Dermatology and General Surgery both saw a high increase of the waiting list size with Dermatology going from 227,853 to 237,448, an increase of 9,595 pathways (4.21%) and General Surgery going from 320,472 to 323,902, an increase of 3,430 pathways 1.07%).

  • Trauma & Orthopaedics, as a single specialty saw the largest increase in waiting list size, going from 511,697 to 522,813 with a percentage increase of 2.17%.





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