Why waiting times for elective treatment are getting longer - again
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Why waiting times for elective treatment are getting longer - again

Alison Moore Freelance health journalist

The NHS in England has reached a dubious milestone, with more than four million people waiting for treatment, including hundreds of thousands waiting beyond 18 weeks

One of the greatest achievements of the NHS in the first decade of this century was reducing waiting times so that most elective patients were treated within 18 weeks – a world away from the bad old days of two-year waits.

Nursing Standard. 32, 5,20-22. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.5.20.s22

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