Delays to treatment

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

NHS cash crisis in Kent halts non-urgent surgery until April

2nd February 2017

An NHS body has run so short of money that it has banned patients in its area from having non-urgent … Read more

Hospitals cancelled record number of urgent operations last year

27th January 2017

Hospitals cancelled a record number of urgent operations last year as bed shortages left them struggling to cope with the … Read more

Pain-level rationing of hip and knee surgery due to cash crisis, admits NHS

27th January 2017

A senior NHS official has admitted that funding shortages mean hip and knee replacements will have to be rationed according … Read more

Paramedics spend 500,000 hours outside busy A&Es, say auditors

26th January 2017

Paramedics last year spent 500,000 hours outside hospitals with a patient in the back of their ambulance because A&E staff … Read more

Ambulance services ‘not coping’ as demand rises

26th January 2017

Ambulance crews are finding it “increasingly difficult to cope”, an audit of the service in England says. The warning by … Read more

193,000 NHS patients a month waiting beyond target time for surgery

13th January 2017

An increasing number of patients are having to endure long waits for operations, according to a study that provides the … Read more