Posts Tagged ‘Waiting lists’

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 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...

Cash-strapped NHS delivers worst ever performance against key waiting targets

The latest NHS performance figures reveal the worst ever four-hour emergency care stats with just 76.9% of patients being seen within that time at major em...

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...