Surgery acknowledged but not on waiting list yet

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One surgery failed to fix problem .

next surgery  acknowledged but not on surgeons waiting list .

what does this mean I'm left hanging around not knowing what's happening ,

I know there's 18 wk limit on waiting times for surgery 

in UK but is that from when your on waiting list or when your acknowledged as requiring it ?

anyone been in similar position shed some light ?

Been waiting ten weeks .

Thanks .


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  • Posted

    I think this is it according to a website I found:

    "Your 18 weeks waiting time starts on the day the hospital receives the referral letter or on the day you make the booking for your first appointment, via the choose and book service"

    Hope that helps!

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    Hello,  suggest you start at the top. Phone the surgeon's secretary, and ask her if she  would tell you if , and where, you are on his list. Save  you chasing your tail

    and put your mind at rest.

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  • Posted

    Thanks for replies ,

    I think call to surgeon Secretary is on cards .

    I just don't know what acknowledged vs waiting list actually means it's like a holding pool I think ?

    but does this mean I'm not counted in waiting time rule ?

    it was consultant who told me this at Last  Meeting i usualyttdnd clinic but haven't even received appointment for that ( late by 2wks ) 

    call on Monday let you know how it goes thanks again guys 

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  • Posted

    Not on waiting list yet , acknowledged means surgeon is aware of need for surgery but has no space for me yet .

    Currently his waiting list is 12.weeks long .

    That was same thing I told ten wks ago .

    When asked if it affected overall waiting time of 18.

    Wks I was left confused and no better off ,

    I think I need to be on waiting list but it refers to referrals 

    Only and I've already been reffered and had op 

    (which failed ) 

    I give up .

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    Date set for surgery .

    Letter arrived today .


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