The 18 week referral to treatment time (RTT) target

A debate has been tabled in the House of Lords for Wednesday 6 September on the appropriateness and process of relaxing the requirement for 92% of patients to be treated within 18 weeks of referral (the 18 week referral to treatment [RTT] target).

NHS Providers is the representative body of NHS hospital, ambulance, community and mental health services. Representing 97% of NHS foundation trusts and trusts, we set out in the briefing below:

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