Diagnostic test waiting times
Diagnostic tests or procedures are a critical element in the care of most patients. Shorter wait times are of benefit to patients, as they help people to get quicker access to the treatments they need.
These statistics measure waiting times for each of the key 15 diagnostic tests for patients. Once there has been a decision that someone needs a diagnostic test or procedure and the request has been made, 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.