Diagnostic test waiting times
Diagnostic tests or procedures are a critical element in the care of most patients. Shorter waiting times are beneficial for patients, as they help people get quicker access to the treatments they need.
These statistics measure waiting times for each of the 15 key diagnostic tests and procedures. Once a decision has been made that a patient needs a diagnostic test or procedure and the request has been sent, they are on the waiting list and the clock starts for their diagnostic test waiting time. The clock stops once they have had their diagnostic test or procedure.
For further guidance on these data, please see the NHS England website.