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Patients waiting longer for NHS tests

11th August 2011

New figures show that the number of people waiting more than six weeks for some NHS diagnostic tests has increased by 250% in one year.

At the end of June, Department of Health figures revealed there were 12,521 patients waiting more than six weeks for one of 15 key tests – up on the 3,510 in the same period last year. There has also been a 900% increase in the number of people waiting more than 13 weeks for one of the tests, which includes brain and heart scans, ultrasound, barium enemas and colonoscopies.


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