List-whittling committee to tackle UK waiting times:
This article was originally published in Clinica
A working group is to be set up to tackle the problem of hospital waiting lists in the UK. The Waiting List Action Team will be backed eight regional task forces and will target £5 million at piloting new ways of cutting waiting lists. Between July and the end of September this year, waiting lists increased by 17,600 with 818 patients waiting longer than 18 months for treatment.