Delays to treatment

Average waiting time for GP appointment increases 30% in a year

10th June 2016

The average waiting time for a routine GP appointment has almost hit two weeks, a Pulse survey has revealed. The … Read more

Lightning Review: Access to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services May 2016

31st May 2016

This report by The Children’s Commissioner came to the following conclusions: — Access to CAMHS is a post code lottery: … Read more

Mental health support ‘denied to children’

31st May 2016

More than a quarter of children referred to mental health services in England in 2015 – including some who had … Read more

Ambulance delays linked to 35 deaths in past five years

23rd May 2016

Thirty-five patients have died in the past five years after delays of up to six hours in an ambulance reaching … Read more

Trust reports dozens of 12 hour trolley waits in single month

17th May 2016

Around 70 emergency patients waited more than 12 hours to be admitted at an acute trust in Greater Manchester in … Read more

GPs like me can’t help mental health patients in 10 minutes – it’s cruel

17th May 2016

The word compassion in all Latin derived languages combines the prefix, with (com) and the root, to bear or suffering … Read more

NHS records worst performance for third month in a row

16th May 2016

The NHS has recorded its worst performance for the third month in a row, with hospitals missing key targets to treat A&E … Read more

Last-minute hospital operation cancellations at 15-year high

13th May 2016

The number of hospital operations cancelled at the last minute because of a lack of staff or beds has risen … Read more

Rise in urgent operations being cancelled

11th May 2016

Two trusts cancelled urgent operations at least twice for more than 20 patients, official statistics show. HSJ analysis of NHS … Read more

GP appointment waiting times crisis revealed in Labour research

18th April 2016

The number of people having to wait at least a week to see their GP rose by 500,000 last year, … Read more