New figures show that one in five patients in Wales are waiting longer than 26 weeks for treatment on the NHS.

Although just 4 percent of patients in England have to wait 6 months or more for treatment while in Scotland that figure is just 2 percent.

A freedom of information request by Plaid Cymru found that while around 97 percent of Scottish and English patients are treated within six months, the figure in Wales plummets to well under 80 percent.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.