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Materials to support improved access and reduced waiting times in elective care

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You can access the Referral to Treatment consultant-led waiting times rules, methodology papers, Frequently Asked Questions, and practical tools…

You can access the Referral to Treatment consultant-led waiting times rules, methodology papers, Frequently Asked Questions, and practical tools for waiting list management.

A range of tools to help providers manage capacity and demand and elective waiting lists are also available on the NHS Interim Management and Support (IMAS) website.

Referral to Treatment waiting times statistics

The monthly Referral To Treatment (RTT) data collections monitor the length of time from referral through to treatment.

Elective care commissioning pathways

There are a number of elective care condition based and symptom based commissioning pathways available. These show a structured approach to commissioning local services.

You can also view an Inflammatory Arthritis Patient Pathway - a guide to what information is available and might be useful to patients at every key stage of their journey.