Tag: 18 weeks
The NHS’ efficiency drive is already beginning to damage hospital waiting times, according to the King’s Fund think tank. Its research found the need to achieve £20 billion of efficiency savings was increasing the difficulty of managing demand for services, meeting targets and maintaining quality. Nearly 15% of hospital inpatients waited over the 18-week period […]
Posted: May 4th, 2011 under Conservatives, Health, Health Professionals, National Health Service, NHS, NHS Cash Shortages, red tape, Uncategorized, Waiting Times.
Tags: 18 weeks, Andrew Lansley, Conservatives, nhs cash shortages, nhs waiting times, waiting times
Hospital waiting times have begun to rise again after years of decline following the introduction of European rules on junior doctors’ working hours.Waiting times in the NHS had been dropping since the 1990s but the rules limiting junior doctors to a 48-hour week, which were implemented last August, had reversed the trend. Thousands more patients […]
Posted: August 5th, 2010 under Uncategorized.
Tags: 18 weeks, Andrew Lansley, BMA, Doctors, DoH, Health Direct, Health Professionals, Labour shambles, nhs waiting times, RCS, red tape, waiting times
NHS Hospital waiting times have been relaxed or scrapped as part of a drive by the new Government to rid the NHS of Labour’s ‘target culture’. Nursing and doctors’ leaders welcomed the greater flexibility they have been given to treat patients according to clinical need rather than being forced to stick to strict central guidelines. […]
Posted: June 22nd, 2010 under Uncategorized.
Tags: 18 weeks, Accident and Emergency, Andrew Lansley, BMA, Doctors, GPs, Health Professionals, NHS targets, nhs waiting times, Patients' Association, waiting times