Question: Have you experienced longer waiting times for NHS treatment than the 18-week referral to treatment (RTT) target?
Your feedback: Yes 70% (28 Respondents) No 30% (12 respondents)
“The NHS in Scotland is doing better than it is in England have a number of family and friends in different parts of England who have waited beyond set times for appointments”
“I received an X-ray, of which these results were forwarded electronically to the consultant, and I was able to see the consultant immediately after – saving additional appointments and returns. These consultants opinion was then relayed to my own doctor immediately after. Excellent case of joined up thinking, joint working and co-operation, and saving on out patient appointments and additional travel.”
“Generally I can wait for around 6 months or more to see consultants. Yet the people I do meet are usually very helpful, honest and reassuring. However, I am not informed when staff leave their job, retire or are ill. This creates stress and frustration.”
“I waited longer than the 18 week RTT for a MRI scan pre surgery and this delayed my surgery too. I was eventually sent to a private facility to get my scan quicker. I believe part of the problem with the NHS is that many people are abusing the NHS and putting pressure on finite resources rather than self managing their condition”