Waiting Times

Our latest waiting time data (November 2015) shows the average waiting time for patients between referral and their first appointment, or the percentage of patients seen within the target waiting time.

We recognise that the period between receiving a referral and seeing one of our healthcare professionals can be a worrying time for patients. Our services continuously monitor waiting time data and work to improve their performance to keep waiting times to a minimum.

Consultant appointment waiting times national waiting time standard 18 weeks

Service Average waiting time (weeks) 
Cardiology consultant 5
Dermatology consultant 13
Ear, nose and throat consultant 5
Endocrine consultant 9
Gastroenterology consultant 9
General surgery consultant 6
Gynaecology consultant 12
Nephrology consultant 10
Neurology consultant 9
Ophthalmology consultant 5
Pain consultant 13
Rheumatology consultant 7
Thoracic medicine consultant 6
Urology consultant 10
Vascular consultant 12

Non-consultant appointment waiting times

Service Patients seen within 6 week target waiting time
Musculoskeletal services (non-consultant led) 63.68%

Diagnostics and investigations waiting times - national waiting time standard 6 weeks (42 days)

Service Average waiting time (days) 
CT scans 27 
DEXA scans 28
Fluoroscopy 41
Mammography 13
MRI 34
Nuclear medicine 19
Ultrasound (abdomen and gynaecology at Hornsey Central) 8
Ultrasound (dating) 41
Ultrasound (general) 27
Ultrasound (gynaecology) 15
Ultrasound (hernias) 35
Ultrasound (MSK) 33
Ultrasound (obstetrics - anomaly) 49
Ultrasound (obstetrics - growth) 9
Ultrasound (paediatrics) 48
Working on it!