Waiting for planned medical care or surgery can be a frustrating time. That’s why it’s so important that while you wait, you get regular, clear and accessible updates so that you can plan your next steps.
A new resource has been created by the NHS so that you can check the average waiting time for treatment, consultations and surgery at your local hospital.
The new search tool relies on information provided from each hospital on a weekly basis.
It's important to note that some patients will wait less time than the average and some patients will wait longer than the average waiting time
Not getting the support you need?
Here are a few organisations that’ll be able to help:
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
The CSP have a range of resources you can use, including information on managing pain at home.
Endometriosis UK run a support network to offer those affected by endometriosis the support and information they need to understand the condition and take control.
ESCAPE is a method for managing either knee and hip pain or back pain.
Waiting for treatment can affect your mental health. Mind has information and resources about where to go for support.
Find local support groups and advice to support your recovery from a stroke.
Versus Arthritis run a helpline, manage an online community and have a range of resources to help you manage your condition.