Delays to treatment

Emergency admissions and delayed transfers grow despite national efforts

11th May 2017

The number of hospital emergency admissions rose 2.8 per cent in 2016-17 to 4.3 million, with March this year seeing … Read more

NHS Ambulances fail to reach most seriously ill and injured patients in time despite efficiency drive

1st May 2017

Ambulances are failing to reach thousands of seriously-ill patients within the eight-minute target time, despite a dramatic reduction in the … Read more

Number of patients missing two-month cancer treatment target window doubles amid warnings A&E crisis is sucking away resources

8th March 2017

The number of NHS cancer patients waiting longer than the crucial two-month target window has nearly doubled in the last … Read more

Don’t blame GPs for NHS crisis. Blame chronic cuts to social care

21st February 2017

The ongoing A&E crisis has shifted attention on to GPs. We are being blamed for being less accessible (with appointments … Read more

Surgeons ‘kicking their heels’ as bed shortage delays operations

12th February 2017

Surgeons at hospitals in England are being left “kicking their heels” because operations are being cancelled due to bed shortages, … Read more

‘High’ risk to patients due to regional bed shortage, CQC warns

10th February 2017

The risk of a patient taking their life is “high” in West Midlands’ mental health trusts due to a shortage … Read more

Every London NHS trust misses A&E waiting target as winter crisis bites

9th February 2017

The full extent of the NHS winter crisis was revealed today as figures showed that every health trust in London … Read more

A&E in England had worst delays ever in January, leak suggests

9th February 2017

A&E patients in England experienced the worst month of delays in January since a four-hour target was introduced 13 years … Read more

Number of patients stuck in hospital ‘far higher than NHS data shows’

9th February 2017

The number of patients trapped in hospital despite being fit to leave is three times higher than official data shows, … Read more

Fears of ‘two-tier NHS’ as GPs allow fee-paying patients to jump the queue

9th February 2017

Family doctors in Bournemouth have set up the first private GP service at which people who pay up to £145 … Read more