Delays to treatment

One in 14 people now waiting for operations as demand on NHS soars

8th December 2016

  NHS England figures show number of people awaiting non-urgent surgery is at highest level since December 2007 Demand for … Read more

Ambulances wait nine hours outside A&E amid ‘epidemic’ of delays

23rd October 2016

The number of patients suffering delays after arriving at A&E by ambulance has risen by 64 per cent in two … Read more

The gap between funds and delivery is a chasm in the NHS: something has to give

10th September 2016

Waiting lists are at their highest in eight years.  In the absence of extra money, we need an open and … Read more

Combined Performance Summary, July 2016

8th September 2016

Performance statistics for July 2016 were released at 9.30am on Thursday 8 September 2016 covering the following: the NHS 111 … Read more

NHS ‘in perpetual winter of Narnia’ as waiting list reaches record 3.9m

8th September 2016

The NHS is missing so many of its key performance targets that it has entered “the perpetual winter of Narnia”, … Read more

NHS ‘heading into extremely difficult autumn’ amid rising rota gaps

17th August 2016

Healthcare services and its professionals are “heading into an extremely difficult autumn”, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has warned … Read more

NHS problems only going to get worse, says Patients Association

16th August 2016

Problems within the NHS are only going to get worse, the Patients Association has warned, after a study showed that … Read more

Two-thirds of GP referrals for child mental health lead to no treatment

4th July 2016

An increasing number of vulnerable children are being refused vital mental health treatment that is recommended by their GP, finds … Read more

NHS child mental health services are failing the next generation, say GPs

4th July 2016

Up to four in five children with mental health problems are being denied access to treatment they urgently need in … Read more

Teaching hospital discovers dozens of year-plus waiters

17th June 2016

Imperial College Healthcare Trust has declared 47 patients who have waited more than a year for elective treatment, latest board … Read more