18 Weeks applies to pathways that do or might involve Consultant Led Activity, setting a maximum time of 18 weeks from the point of initial referral up to the start of any treatment necessary for all PATIENTS where it is clinically appropriate and where PATIENTS want it.
For further information on NHS waiting times, see the:
- NHS England website at Consultant-led Referral to Treatment Waiting Times Rules and Guidance
- NHS website at Guide to NHS waiting times.
This supporting information is also known by these names:
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