Our NHS waiting times

We know that many of our patients are in a lot of pain, so the sooner they can be seen by our consultants the better. Because we deal exclusively with scheduled care, and no emergency cases, not only are our waiting times short, but our patients are unaffected by NHS cancellations of surgeries.


Are you already on another hospital’s waiting list?

If you have had to wait more than 18 weeks for your treatment to start, you are entitled to switch hospitals. Find out how to switch waiting lists.


Our current waiting times at Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre

Specialty First appointment From appointment to treatment*
General surgery 5 weeks 6 weeks
Ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery 1 week 11 weeks
Endoscopy - 3 weeks
Eye surgery 10 weeks 4 weeks
Foot and ankle surgery 3 weeks 5 weeks
Gynaecology 10 weeks 13 weeks
Hand and wrist surgery 5 weeks 6 weeks
Hip surgery 5 weeks 10 weeks
Knee surgery 4 weeks 10 weeks
Medical imaging - 1 week
Pain management - 5 weeks
Shoulder and elbow surgery 4 weeks 10 weeks
Urology 3 weeks 6 weeks

Looking to pay for your treatment?

If you are looking to pay for yourself, please speak to one of our friendly self pay advisors to learn how you can be treated privately today.


*This will be dependent on how long it takes for your consultant to agree your treatment plan, following your consultation and the results of any tests. Waiting times displayed are indicative and can change on a daily basis. Your waiting time for treatment may also depend on factors outside of our control, such as the time it takes for the NHS to approve its funding of your treatment.

 Glastonburyy festival

Please allow more time for your journey over the next few days due to Glastonbury Festival starting on Wednesday 26th June 2019.

All appointments remain as planned.

If for any reason you are delayed in your journey please call our dedicated Festival line on 01749 33 3697 and we can ensure your appointment can go ahead and notify the relevant department on your behalf.