Delays to treatment

Expect a rise in patients suing NHS over long waits, watchdog warns

22nd March 2019

The NHS should expect a surge of medical negligence claims because of longer waiting lists in areas including cancer care … Read more

Report: ‘Patients dying in hospital waiting for community care’

20th March 2019

Terminally-ill patients are “needlessly dying in hospital” because they are waiting too long for specialist care packages, according to a … Read more

Cancer treatment waiting times see ‘concerning spike’ as NHS plans to ditch key measures

15th March 2019

A quarter of cancer patients in January waited more than two months to start treatment, a concerning rise which means … Read more

NHS waiting times: A&E four-hour target set to be scrapped, plans reveal

11th March 2019

The NHS is set to abandon its flagship guarantee that patients at A&E will be treated, admitted or sent home … Read more

Record numbers of patients wait more than four hours at A&E

14th February 2019

More patients than ever before had to wait more than four hours for A&E treatment last month as winter put … Read more

No-deal Brexit could see ops cancelled, NHS trust says

11th February 2019

NHS trusts could “quickly run out of vital medicine” in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the chief executive of … Read more

Pharmacists facing ‘massive shortages’ in common medicines across UK, experts warn

21st January 2019

Common medicines are in increasingly short supply according to reports from pharmacists who warn they are being forced to pay … Read more

Waiting times for NHS cancer treatment are at worst ever level

14th January 2019

Record numbers of patients are not getting vital cancer care on time because NHS England performance against waiting time targets has fallen … Read more

NHS cancer treatment wait statistics ‘set to be worst on record’

8th November 2018

Full story The Guardian, 8 November 2018 The NHS is on course for its worst annual cancer waiting statistics on record, official … Read more

Delays in NHS mental health treatment ‘ruining lives’

9th October 2018

Full story in The Guardian, 9 October 2018 People with mental health problems are waiting so long for NHS care … Read more