Patients waiting for NHS care will be able to access support and check wait times via an online platform that launched on February 24th 2022.
The platform will allow patients and their carers to access information ahead of their planned appointment, operation or treatment. The site has launched with data from 137 NHS Trusts across England. Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is one of these Trusts.
In this first stage, around 5.5 million patients will be able to find local average waiting times for their treatment. The launch follows the publication of the Elective Recovery Plan in February.
The NHS will expand the platform in the coming months. It will include personalised information and support for patients to help them stay well while they wait.
Professor Stephen Powis, national medical director at NHS England, said:
We know that it can be frustrating for patients who are waiting and so this online site will help to give patients and their families crucial information about how long they might have to wait, helping them feel more informed about their treatment plan.
Published on 23 Mar (updated 31 Mar)