Posts Tagged ‘Waiting lists’

A message to the media – please start covering the real plight of the NHS

Dear Journalists, As an A&E consultant I am writing to ask for your help. Up and down the country our A&E departments are in melt down, our s...

NHS elective care being rationed to prop up deteriorating A&E waiting time performance

A&E performance against the four-hour wait target stands at just 82.45% - 12.55 percentage points lower than the 95% standard, as the NHS enters winter...

“Ministers must listen to NHS leaders and put the service on a sustainable footing”

NHS England has warned the government that it can no longer guarantee the delivery of national performance standards. The warning came at NHS England’...

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...

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...