Consultant-led Referral to Treatment Waiting Times Data 2020-21

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  • If you are interested in England level or regional waiting times please use the “Commissioner Data” files.
  • If you are interested in waiting times at provider trusts then please use the “Provider Data” files.

  • Incomplete pathways are waiting times for patients waiting to start treatment at the end of the month.
  • Admitted pathways are waiting times (time waited) for patients whose treatment started during the month and involved admission to hospital (until September 2015 adjustments were made to admitted pathways for clock pauses, where a patient had declined reasonable offers of admission and chose to wait longer).
  • Non-admitted pathways are waiting times (time waited) for patients whose treatment started during the month and did not involve admission to hospital.
  • Incomplete pathways with a decision to admit for treatment are waiting times for patients waiting to start treatment at the end of the month where a clinical decision to admit to a hospital bed for treatment has been made.
  • New RTT periods are the number of new RTT pathways where the clock start date is within the reporting month.

Revisions are published periodically (usually every six months) in line with NHS England Analytical Service team’s revisions policy.


Clinically-led Review of NHS Access Standards

Please see note below on the publication of RTT data during the Clinically-led Review of NHS Access Standards.

Publication of RTT Waiting Times data CRS (PDF, 30K)


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Oct20 Nov20 Dec20 Jan21 Feb21 Mar21

England-level time series
RTT Overview Timeseries Apr20 (XLS, 108K)

Latest (April 2020) waiting times by hospital trust
Download Waiting Times by Hospital Trust (XLS, 5948K)

Latest (April 2020) statistical press notice
RTT Statistical Press Notice (PDF, 361K)
RTT statistical press notice – timeseries including missing data ests (XLS, 90K)

Latest (April 2020) full extract CSV data file
Full CSV data file Apr20 (ZIP, 2171K)


April 2020

Incomplete Commissioner Apr20 (XLS, 3422K)
Incomplete Provider Apr20 (XLS, 8174K)

Admitted Commissioner Apr20 (XLS, 1680K)
NonAdmitted Commissioner Apr20 (XLS, 1686K)
New Periods Commissioner Apr20 (XLS, 493K)

Admitted Provider Apr20 (XLS, 3966K)
NonAdmitted Provider Apr20 (XLS, 3969K)
New Periods Provider Apr20 (XLS, 1021K)

Full CSV data file Apr20 (ZIP, 2171K)