Hundreds more hidden patients waiting 52 weeks for treatment

At least 378 more patients than previously thought have been waiting a year or more for planned treatment, HSJ has uncovered. The most recent official NHS England data, for January, shows 722 patients in England waiting 52 weeks or more for treatment. However, this does not cover waiting lists at nine hospital trusts which have been allowed to stop reporting data.

HSJ revealed earlier this month that 1,015 patients were waiting more than a year for treatment at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust at the end of January. We have now established that, across six of the other non-reporting trusts, there were a further 378 patients in this category.

Full story in The Health Services Journal 17 March 2016