Delays to treatment

‘I didn’t matter’: the long wait for mental health treatment

28th January 2016

I’ve always been a worrier, back into my teens,” said Helen Convery, 43, a radiographer from Epsom who has seen … Read more

Spike in mental health patient deaths shows NHS ‘struggling to cope’

27th January 2016

A sudden spike in the number of mental health patients dying unexpectedly in NHS care has prompted calls for a wide-ranging investigation … Read more

NICE leak: A&Es could be understaffed ‘half of the time’

20th January 2016

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence document, reproduced by HSJ today, suggested A&E departments needed to build a … Read more

NHS pressure increases as A&E waiting times increase with 12 per cent waiting over four hours

29th November 2015

Fewer people are seen within four hours due to so called ‘bed blockers’ who cannot leave because there is not … Read more

NHS 111 scandal: 25 deaths blamed on ambulance delays

30th October 2015

The Telegraph published an exclusive report on an investigation of 25 patient deaths following a whistleblower’s revelation that a policy … Read more

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS trust told ‘no mental health beds available

7th September 2015

An NHS trust was told there were no mental health beds available across England, its medical director has said. Dr … Read more

NHS waiting times for elective surgery spiked last year, report finds

25th July 2015

Delays faced by patients for common forms of surgery increased sharply last year, with those referred for hernia repairs or … Read more

Eating disorder patients’ lives at risk due to long waits for NHS treatment

15th June 2015

The lives of people seriously ill with eating disorders are being put at risk because they have to wait up … Read more

Patients stuck in A&E for up to 46 hours – the number of hospitals recording A&E stays of more than 20 hours has doubled in just one year

27th April 2015

Patients are being forced to endure stays of up to two days in Accident & Emergency departments amid a growing … Read more

A&E performance sinks to new low

10th January 2015

Hospital A&E performance sank to a fresh low over the new year, with NHS England statistics showing that emergency departments … Read more