Delays to treatment

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

Analysis: A&E performance sinks to record low

9th February 2017

Accident and emergency performance for December in England has sunk to its lowest level since the data started being collected … Read more

NHS Health Check: Nine in 10 hospitals ‘overcrowded’ this winter

6th February 2017

The number of patients on hospital wards in England has been at unsafe levels at nine out of 10 NHS … Read more

Doctor shortage left 4m patients without cover last year

3rd February 2017

At least 4 million people were left without access to an out-of-hours doctor at some point last year because of … Read more

One in ten areas left without GP out-of-hours cover

3rd February 2017

Out-of-hours GP services are on a knife edge, with providers covering some four million patients admitting they have had overnight … Read more