Posts Tagged ‘Targets’

Medical profession skeptical over Government’s motives to change NHS targets

Medics have reacted angrily to the Health Secretary’s hints that existing clinical targets are to be scrapped – including the four-hour waiting time me...

NHS targets: system doesn’t have resources or staff to cope with demand

The NHS delivered its worst performance on A&E waiting times in December since the target was introduced in 2004. Emergency departments only managed...

Hospital waiting times at worst-ever level, latest target data reveals

Hospital performance in England is at its worst level on record, data shows. Key targets for cancer, hospital care and A&E have been missed for over...

PAC Committee report on NHS waiting times: all the key reaction

Nick Ville, director of policy at the NHS Confederation, said: “This report confirms the bleak reality of what we already knew: that the NHS is taking...

NHS England must “fill in the gaps in its understanding of waiting times”

A committee of MPs says its unacceptable that more and more patients are being let down by the NHS’s continued failure to meet deadlines for waiting time...

NHS misses key targets by the largest margin on record, new analysis shows

An analysis of NHS figures suggests that the pressure on the service hit new highs last winter, and key targets were missed by the largest margin on record...

Royal college fears NHS England changes to 4-hour A&E targets

A royal college has reacted with consternation to NHS England plans to significantly change the four-hour target in A&E. President of the Royal Coll...

NHS providers financial troubles continue as Long-Term Plan approaches

NHS providers will be starting next year – when the Long-Term Plan is introduced – in financial trouble, new figures suggest. The quarterly performa...

“NHS needs up to 10,000 more beds to meet demand pressures this winter”

Hospital A&E departments in England are on course for their worst winter on record and that up to 10,000 additional hospital beds will be needed for pa...

A&E performance declines with fears of a long winter ahead for the NHS

The NHS recorded its worst second quarter performance against the 4-hour A&E wait target since since records began, official data reveals. Furtherm...

NHS figures reveal an “unsustainable system” with rising demand and missed targets

Rising demand has made the health system “unsustainable” with extra funding and a new model of care needed. These are the conclusions of health expe...