Posts Tagged ‘Targets’

NHS England stats: “we see a worrying picture of the extreme pressure hospitals are under”

The number of patients suffering delayed discharge from hospital has hit record levels, according to the latest figures from NHS England. The figures hi...

College outlines worsening winter pressure on A&Es and the solutions

Patient demand, lack of hospital capacity and poor patient flow are to blame for deteriorating performance in Emergency Departments, a report concludes. ...

NHS financial crisis deepens as trusts’ deficit estimated at £2.3 billion

NHS financial crisis deepens as trusts are forecasting an end-of-year net deficit of around £2.3 billion, the latest quarterly monitoring report finds. ...

Action needed on NHS waiting times in Wales, royal college warns

Unacceptably high NHS waiting times in Wales need to be urgently tackled, a Royal College of Surgeons report urges. The report, called The State of Surg...

Prime Minister’s favourite surgeon tells him: “Your NHS policy is crap”

He is the high-flying brain surgeon whose frank memoir moved David Cameron to tears over Christmas. But Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm, has returned ...

Missed targets: A&E waiting times are ‘getting worse’ figures show

Waiting times in A&E departments across the UK are worsening as pressures grow in hospitals, figures suggest. The data, collected by the Royal Colle...

Simplification of 18-week treatment target

Waiting time standards are being simplified by the NHS, with two targets for planned care being dropped. The main referral to treatment standards prior to...

Reconnect with staff to deliver NHS change

Plans for an unprecedented £22 billion in savings and seven day working by 2020 will not be realised unless the health service reconnects with staff and d...

“Real risk patient care will suffer in NHS”

The coalition government will leave office with health services under significant strain and a real risk that patient care will suffer as the NHS heads tow...

Look at NHS as a whole to tackle pressures

The BMA response to the Nuffield Trust briefing, which says focus on 4-hour A&E waiting target is disproportionate. Doctors want to treat patients ...

Focus on four hour target “disproportionate”

The emphasis on the totemic target of deciding on whether to admit patients to hospital within four hours of presenting at A&E has become disproportion...