Updated: Mar 17, 2020
January National Provider Data Summary
At the end of January 2020, 83.5% of patients waiting to start treatment (incomplete pathways) were waiting up to 18 weeks, thus not meeting the 92% standard.
The number of RTT patients waiting to start treatment at the end of January 2020 was 4.4 million patients. Of those, 1,643 patients were waiting more than 52 weeks.
For patients waiting to start treatment at the end of January 2020, the median waiting time was 8.4 weeks. The 92nd percentile waiting time was 25.1 weeks.
During January 2020, 304,888 RTT patients started admitted treatment and 1,165,019 started non-admitted treatment (completed pathways).
There are currently 3 Trust’s that are not reporting RTT data:
Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust (RQ8)
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust (RGN)
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RAL)
As the below heatmap and graph shows, there has been a substantial deterioration in RTT performance nationally when compared to January 2019.
Waiting List Size
As the below graph demonstrates, from November 2018 to January 2020 the total waiting list size increased from 4,162,948 to 4,417,420, an increase of 254,472 (6.11%).
Below is a table showing each reporting Trusts variance in waiting list size from March 2019 to January 2020, 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 January 2020, 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:
Ophthalmology, is the speciality with the largest decrease in the waiting list size, going from 445,693 to 440,557 a decrease of 5,136 pathways (1.15%).
Trauma & Orthopaedics also saw a large decrease in the waiting list size going from 525,814 to 521,408 a decrease of 4,406 pathways (0.83%).
ENT and Thoracic Medicine both saw a slightly higher increase of the waiting list size with ENT from 312,824 to 319,099, an increase of 6,275 pathways (2.00%) and Thoracic Medicine going from 109,774 to 113,517, an increase of 3,743 pathways (3.40%).
Other as a single-speciality saw the largest increase in the waiting list size, going from 922,681 to 930,453 an increase of 7,772 pathways (0.84%).