Question: What Is The NHS 2 Week Rule?

How long does it take to get physio on NHS?

On average, patients are waiting an average of 45 days for routine checks and 18 days for urgent appointments in England – higher than they were two years ago.

In 21 of the 106 NHS trusts which responded to the FOI request, the wait was over two months (60 days) for a routine appointment..

What is the 2 week rule?

The 2 week rule (also called 2 week wait) is a referral for patients who have signs and symptoms that can be caused by cancer BUT in my experience, the majority of patients referred on this pathway do not have cancer.

How long does a cancer referral take?

You should not have to wait more than 2 weeks to see a specialist if your GP suspects you have cancer and urgently refers you. In cases where cancer has been confirmed, you should not have to wait more than 31 days from the decision to treat to the start of treatment.

Is surgery free on NHS?

The service is free at the point of delivery, but care is not available for every condition at zero cost. There are some circumstances in which you may have to pay, or where the treatment you want isn’t available through the NHS.

How long does it take to see a specialist in the UK?

In England, an urgent referral means that you should see a specialist within 2 weeks.

What is the 18 week pathway in the NHS?

Your 18 week pathway begins from the date the hospital receives your referral letter into a Consultant led service i.e. the ‘clock’ starts ticking. This is where a consultant will take overall clinical responsibility for your treatment.

How long does a NHS Referral take?

The maximum waiting time for non-urgent, consultant-led treatments is 18 weeks from the day your appointment is booked through the NHS e-Referral Service, or when the hospital or service receives your referral letter. However, your right to an 18-week waiting time does not apply if: you choose to wait longer.

What is the NHS cancer pathway?

A Cancer Pathway is the PATIENT’s journey from the initial suspicion of cancer through Clinical Investigations, PATIENT DIAGNOSIS and treatment. This could be by: Initial referral to a hospital specialist by the PATIENT’s GENERAL PRACTITIONER. Assessment in an Accident and Emergency Department.

How long do you wait for biopsy results?

A result can often be given within 2 to 3 days after the biopsy. A result that requires a more complicated analysis can take 7 to 10 days. Ask your doctor how you will receive the biopsy results and who will explain them to you.