Posts Tagged ‘A&E’

“Our Emergency Departments are not just under pressure, but in a state of emergency”

Recent figures on A&E performance bear out the repeated warnings of the College and others, and make it clear that patients are suffering due to inadeq...

NHS England tells trusts to defer elective work and concentrate on the front door

NHS England has told hospitals to delay elective procedures and routine outpatient appointments to concentrate on emergency care. Up to 55,000 non-urgen...

NHS trusts already full at the start of winter despite NHS England planning

NHS England data shows that trusts are already under significant pressure at the start of the winter period. The figures also show that hospitals in Eng...

“There is simply nowhere to put patients” – reaction to A&E performance data

The alarming A&E performance figures released this week come as little surprise to those working within the health sector or indeed anyone who has been...

NHS elective care being rationed to prop up deteriorating A&E waiting time performance

A&E performance against the four-hour wait target stands at just 82.45% - 12.55 percentage points lower than the 95% standard, as the NHS enters winter...

Trusts continue to miss A&E waiting time targets as winter approaches

Trusts are falling short of NHS England’s intentions for them to hit A&E waiting time targets and experts warn patients are likely to face unacceptab...

Labour calls for £500m from the government to avoid winter crisis in the NHS

Labour has called for the government to commit a £500m “winter bailout fund” for the NHS over the coming months. The BMA has supported the call say...

Massive year-on-year increase in number of patients waiting in A&E over 12 hours

The number of patients kept waiting in A&E for over 12 hours in the coldest months of the year has gone up by 10,546% in just five years. Quarterly ...

RCEM calls for extra consultants as part of new emergency medicine strategy

A royal college is calling for an extra 2,200 emergency medicine consultants to reach safe, sustainable staffing levels as part of its plan to improve emer...

Quality of A&E services threatened by many STPs, research warns

Closing A&E departments can affect the performance of other units that remain within the same region, research warns. The report, by the Centre for ...

Hunt demands NHS hospitals hit A&E waiting targets following Budget bungs

January was the worst month on record for hospital A&E departments, with more patients than ever waiting over four hours to be seen, official figures h...