Posts Tagged ‘Waiting lists’

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...

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...

Extra NHS funding to avert “a winter crisis”

Fears of a surge in demand for the NHS this winter crisis in England have prompted ministers to increase the emergency funds available. The government has...

Long-term solution needed to NHS rationing

Waiting for an operation is often a very stressful and worrying time for patients. For this, as well as clear medical reasons, nobody should have to wait ...

Focus on long wait patients over summer

No NHS patient should have to wait more than a year for NHS treatment in England unless it is clinically necessary, the health secretary has said. Jeremy ...

Waiting times for surgery deteriorating

Inconsistent reporting of waiting time data by hospital trusts, unacceptable waiting times and poor patient experiences continue to affect the NHS, researc...

“Waiting list data must become more robust”

The chair of the Committee of Public Accounts comments on its new report on waiting lists which suggests the data behind them needs to be better managed an...

Patient choice damaged by poor waiting list data

Waiting list data needs to be better managed and independently audited, a committee of MPs says. The Public Accounts Committee report, which examined NHS ...

Waiting time data for operations inaccurate

Figures on waiting times for elective operations, such as knee and hip replacements, " need to be treated with a degree of caution", a watchdog says. The ...

More patients waiting for treatment, NHS figures show

Over 300,000 more patients are on NHS waiting lists, compared with the start of the year, official figures reveal. NHS England figures show that 2,876,836...