Cameron confesses NHS is under pressure

Prime Minister David Cameron has said accident and emergency units are 0.3% short of meeting their 95% target of patients waiting four hours maximum before being seen. The PM has admitted the NHS is under pressure and suffering as a result of the influx of patients visiting accident and emergency units. David Cameron acknowledged that […]

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Dementia scheme dropped

The ‘cash for diagnosis’ scheme has been officially dropped, following outrage from patient groups and doctors alike. The NHS has announced that the controversial scheme will be dropped in April, 2015. This also happens to be the month during which the Government will remeasure whether diagnosis rates have improved. A total of 50 GPs wrote […]

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500 patients wait over a year for an operation

Government push on completing “hidden” surgery list The NHS in England has been ordered by government to prioritise patients who have been waiting over a year for routine treatment. Ministers have stated that they want to see over 100,000 procedures carried out over the summer on patients who have had to wait longer than the […]

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Health secretary miscalculates A&E waiting times

Statistical slip of the tongue from Jeremy Hunt The UK Statistics Authority has warned health secretary Jeremy Hunt, over claims he made about accident and emergency waiting times in England. After reviewing the information, chair of the UK watchdog Sir Andrew Dilnot said Mr Hunt was incorrect to say in Commons that median waiting times […]

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