Exclusive: Despite coronavirus effects NHS Fife beats NHS England scanning target

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Here’s McArdle’s daily tonic for you:

PATIENTS in Fife face waiting up to 20 weeks for a routine MRI scan, as a leading radiologist warned of “inevitable and significant” imaging delays as the NHS restarts. NHS Fife confirmed it currently expects patients to be waiting around 17 to 20 weeks for a non-urgent MRI, compared to a national target of no more than six weeks.

Here’s what NHS England hopes to achieve:

The current waiting times standards are: 18 weeks Referral to Treatment Standard. 12 weeks for new outpatient appointments. 6 weeks for the eight key diagnostic tests and investigations.26 Feb 2020

https://www.nhsinform.scot/care-support-and-rights/health-rights/access/waiting-times

Thank goodness I’m not a health correspondent. I seems like a bit of a treadmill. I don’t think I could keep going. Do you?

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