Posts Tagged ‘Waiting lists’

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...

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 ...