What is the 18 week RTT pathway?

“The 18 weeks Referral to Treatment (RTT) standard will address the whole patient care pathway, from receipt of a GP referral, up to the point at which each patient is actually admitted to hospital for treatment”.

How long does an urgent referral take Scotland?

urgent suspicion of cancer: Patients referred via the urgent suspected cancer pathway should receive first treatment within 62 days of receipt of referral. These referrals will be prioritised and tracked.

How long should I wait for a hospital appointment in Scotland?

Waiting times – 12 week standard 95% of patients should receive an outpatient appointment within 12 weeks. 100% of patients should receive their treatment within 12 weeks.

How long is the waiting list for cataract surgery in Scotland?

Your cataract questions answered by top surgeons from Laser Vision Scotland. No one should suffer from sight loss due to cataracts. But with NHS waiting lists getting longer and longer due to the current pandemic, it can take 18 months to two years to be seen by an eye surgeon.

What can stop an RTT clock?

1 An RTT clock may be paused only where a decision to admit for treatment has been made, and the patient has declined at least two reasonable offers for admission. Adjustments cannot be applied for a diagnostic or other admission prior to the admission for first definitive treatment.

How long is an urgent ENT referral?

An urgent two-week referral means that you will be offered an appointment with a hospital specialist within 2 weeks of your General Practitioner (GP) making the referral.

How long does a non-urgent referral take?

The maximum waiting time for non-urgent, consultant-led treatments is 18 weeks from the day your appointment is booked through the NHS e-Referral Service, or when the hospital or service receives your referral letter.

What is the waiting time in Scotland for a colonoscopy?

However, two thirds of Scottish health Boards continue to breach the national standard that patients should be waiting no more than six weeks for a lower GI endoscopy or colonoscopy.

Is private cataract surgery better than NHS?

However, if you seek private cataract surgery, you can expect some key differences. The most significant difference is that we can correct your vision so that you no longer need glasses after surgery. The job of the NHS is not to correct your eyesight; it is to remove your cataracts and give you a lens implant.

What is the waiting time for private cataract surgery?

Waiting lists for private cataract surgery are typically just a few weeks, compared to a few months for NHS cataract surgery. Due to COVID-19, many NHS Trusts now have much longer waiting lists than previously.

What does RTT pathway status mean?

1 RTT status is defined as “the status of an activity (or anticipated activity) for the RTT period, decided by the lead care professional” or in other words: • whether each activity is part of an RTT pathway or not • whether the activity has started an RTT clock, stopped an RTT clock or continued an existing ticking …