Routine surgery waiting times 'too long'
A re-think is needed on the waiting time target for routine operations as 18 weeks is too long for some patients, the new leader of UK surgeons has said.
Royal College of Surgeons president Clare Marx says the "one size fits all" approach needs reviewing.
The Patients Association has backed the call for a debate, saying it is unfair to apply waiting times rigidly.
Branwen Jeffreys reports.