Posts Tagged ‘Targets’

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...

Wales and Northern Ireland A&E waits ‘worsen’

A&E waiting times in Wales and Northern Ireland have got worse in the past month - dropping well below performance in England. Hospitals are meant t...

Another week, another set of damning A&E figures

Another week, another set of damning figures from emergency departments - but we must remember that behind the figures is a lack of the necessary investmen...

“Worst A&E waiting time stats in a decade”

The English NHS has missed its four-hour A&E waiting time target with performance dropping to its lowest level for a decade. From October to December ...

BMA says funding crisis will engulf NHS

Demand on services is now far outstripping supply, particularly in emergency medicine and general practice, leading to delays in accessing care, waiting ti...