Posts Tagged ‘Waiting lists’

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...

Waiting times in Emergency Units hit new high

The NHS in England has missed its four-hour A&E wait target for the past three months with performance dropping to its lowest level for a decade. Ju...

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...

Labour attacks Christmas “NHS news blackout”

Labour has criticised NHS bosses’ decision not to publish key performance data over the festive period, describing the move as a news blackout. NHS Engl...