A&E performance hits lowest level

NHS performance against the four-hour accident and emergency target hit a record low in January on both the overall and type 1 category for major emergency departments.

NHS England data published today revealed overall A&E performance was 84.4 per cent – two percentage points down on December – against a target of 95 per cent. Type 1 data dipped around three percentage points from 79.3 per cent reported in December to 76.1 per cent.

The previous record low since 2004 for the target last hit in July 2015 was last March, when the NHS’ overall figure was 84.6 per cent and Type 1 hit 76.4 per cent.

Full story on HSJ, 14 Feburary 2019