Delays to treatment

Tory Cuts mean 88 year old with dementia left on A&E trolley for hours 

7th November 2019

Jill Woolley an 88 year old with dementia taken by ambulance to A&E at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham … Read more

‘Critical incident’ over A&E pressures declared by hospital trust

6th November 2019

HSJ reported that Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has declared a “critical incident” due to pressures on its emergency services. The … Read more

Patients went blind after appointment delays

26th October 2019

The Times has reported on an internal report into the treatment of glaucoma patients at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation … Read more

An ‘alarming’ shortage of psychiatrists hits mental health services

7th October 2019

A workforce survey by the Royal College of Psychiatrists has claimed that a UK-wide shortage of psychiatrists that is forcing … Read more

Steep rise in summer A&E admissions amongst peak in attendances

8th August 2019

NHS emergency departments saw a total of 554,069 emergency admissions in July 2019, which was 4.6% higher than figures in … Read more

NHS failure to meet waiting times targets risks patients’ lives

12th June 2019

The Public Accounts Committee report on NHS waiting times was released 12 June 2019. In summary, it states that more and … Read more

‘Unacceptable’ cancer and elective waiting times are ‘risking patients’ lives’

12th June 2019

Only one in three trusts are meeting cancer waiting time targets. Patients are facing “unacceptable” and “agonising” delays for both … Read more

Consultants in A&E ‘ashamed’ of trust execs

14th May 2019

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust is amongst the worst performing in England for the four-hour A&E target and now, according … Read more

New NHS waiting times app will show patients how to find hospitals with the shortest A&E queue

27th April 2019

A new NHS waiting times app will soon see patients choose where they seek urgent treatment. Under the new rules, … Read more

Cancer drugs are NOT reaching the patients: One in six sufferers have faced an NHS block to treatments that are recommended by their doctors, report warns

25th April 2019

Cancer drugs are not reaching the patients who need them, experts have warned. One in six people diagnosed with cancer … Read more