Posts Tagged ‘Targets’

NHS performance figures decline as flu and winter pressures bite

Hospital corridors have become the new wards with the NHS recording its worst performance against the four-hour A&E waiting target last month. Thatâ...

“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...

A message to the media – please start covering the real plight of the NHS

Dear Journalists, As an A&E consultant I am writing to ask for your help. Up and down the country our A&E departments are in melt down, our s...

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...

“Ministers must listen to NHS leaders and put the service on a sustainable footing”

NHS England has warned the government that it can no longer guarantee the delivery of national performance standards. The warning came at NHS England’...

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...

Patients waiting for planned surgery in NHS tops 4 million proving system is “unsustainable”

The number of patients waiting for planned surgery in an NHS hospital in England has topped 4 million for the first time in a decade, new figures show. ...

Waiting times grow but no evidence yet that quality of care is deteriorating

Waiting times for many NHS urgent and emergency services in England were at their worst in 2016/17 for the last five years, but there is so far little evid...

Hospital patients on ‘long waits’ hit five-year high, new data reveals

The number of people waiting longer than they should for hospital care has hit a five-year high in England. NHS England data for 2016-17 revealed 2.5m peo...

NHS fails to hit key targets despite easing in winter pressures

The NHS failed to hit key targets on A&E and cancer waiting times in February despite winter pressures starting to ease. Monthly performance statis...

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...