Updated: Feb 20
November National Provider Data Summary
At the end of November 2019, 84.4% 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 November 2019 was 4.4 million patients. Of those, 1,398 patients were waiting more than 52 weeks.
For patients waiting to start treatment at the end of November 2019, the median waiting time was 7.7 weeks. The 92nd percentile waiting time was 23.9 weeks.
During November 2019, 303,193 RTT patients started admitted treatment and 1,125,754 started non-admitted treatment (completed pathways).
There are currently 4 Trust’s that are not reporting RTT data:
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (RYY)
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 November 2019.
Waiting List Size
As the below graph demonstrates, from November 2018 to November 2019 the total waiting list size increased from 4,150,685 to 4,415,207, an increase of 264,522 (6.37).
Below is a table showing each reporting Trusts variance in waiting list size from March 2019 to November 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 November 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:
Trauma & Orthopaedics, unlike last month, is the speciality with the largest decrease in the waiting list size, going from 530,675 to 520,183 a decrease of 10,492pathways (1.97%).
Dermatology also saw a large decrease in the waiting list size going from 242,828 to 235,198 a decrease of 7,630 pathways (3.14%).
Cardiology and Urology both saw a slightly higher increase of the waiting list size with Cardiology from 220,371 to 221,270, an increase of 899 pathways (0.40%) and Urology going from 241,429 to 242,242, an increase of 813 pathways (0.33%).
Unlike last month Oral Surgery, saw the largest increase in waiting list size, going from 168,909 to 171,378 an increase of 2,469 (1.46%).