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Sustaining Reductions in Waiting Times

Identifying successful strategies


  • Sean Boyle

  • Nancy Devlin

  • Mike Harley

  • Louise Locock

  • Ruth Thorlby

Waiting times for NHS treatment are at an all-time low, but some areas have been more successful in meeting the challenging targets than others.

This working paper brings together the findings and conclusions of recent work by The King's Fund on waiting times, supported by the Department of Health.

The research aimed to isolate factors leading to sustainable reductions in waiting times. Sustaining Reductions in Waiting Times also aims to quantify the impact of waiting times targets on clinical treatment priorities, and identify key information requirements for hospitals in order to reduce inpatient waiting times.