Posts Tagged ‘Targets’

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...

Leaked NHS Improvement figures suggest January was worst month for NHS in 13 years

Record numbers of patients spent more than four hours in accident and emergency units in England in January, leaked figures suggest. Last month appears ...

Emergency Departments in the NHS already suffering from increased winter pressures

A report from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine shows that Emergency Departments are already under greater winter pressure than last year – with wi...

NHS faces difficult winter as demand for care increases, report says

Big rises in demand for healthcare mean the NHS is heading into winter with its finances under pressure and performance against several key indicators at t...

“Failure of governments to reform social care has resulted in a failing system”

The fact that the NHS failed to meet so many of its performance targets during August, a month when pressures usually ease, underlines once again the impos...

Numbers breaching 18-week waiting for routine surgery spiral, study says

Waiting times are getting worse, the Patients Association warns, with a study showing the number of people waiting more than 18 weeks for routine surgery n...