Posts Tagged ‘Waiting lists’

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...

Public satisfaction with NHS high but waiting times and staff shortages a problem

The British public’s satisfaction with the NHS remained steady in 2016, according to King’s Fund research. The findings from the British Social Atti...

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 ...

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. ...

Downgrading of A&E symptomatic of services under massive pressure

A staffing crisis has resulted in an Emergency Department in Chorley being downgraded over the next week highlighting the mounting pressures hospitals are ...

NHS misses key waiting times with A&E waits and delayed discharge crippling the system

The NHS has missed all the key waiting times targets, in the latest figures, performing particularly badly on the four-hour A&E wait. NHS England bl...

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...

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...

“Patients cannot expect the speed at which they access care to improve anytime soon”

Waiting times for hospital and other care services are under severe strain and are unlikely to improve in the near future. This the key finding in the N...

Eating disorder patients suffering long waits for NHS treatment with potentially fatal consequences

The lives of people seriously ill with eating disorders are being put at risk because they have to wait up to three years for NHS treatment. Experts war...