Referral to Treatment

What does this show?

Performance of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in the North West of England against a target of 18 weeks between a patient being referred for treatment and that treatment occurring.  

Why does it matter? 

All CCGs in England need to report their performance against national targets such as this so to be able to benchmark performance against other similar CCGs is important as is figuring out which treatment types are falling behind that target so more resources can be funneled into speeding up those treatment pathways.