NHS Indicators: February 2015 (House of Commons Library / BBC News)

Summary

The following House of Commons parliamentary paper covers statistical indicators for NHS England including the following broad categories:

  1. Hospital activity and capacity.
  2. Staff numbers.
  3. Waiting times and other performance indicators.

A description of the indicators, showing trends over several years, is provided for the following topics:

  • Accident and emergency attendance and performance.
  • Ambulance call volume and response times.
  • Waiting times for routine treatment.
  • Waiting times for cancer diagnosis and treatment.
  • Cancelled operations.
  • Delayed transfers of care.
  • Diagnostic waiting times and activity.
  • Waiting times for mental health treatment.
  • Workforce numbers for doctors, nurses and other staff
  • Hospital activity, referrals and admissions.
  • Bed availability and occupancy.

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Reference

Baker, C. (2015). NHS indicators: February 2015. Research paper RP15/7. London: House of Commons Library, February 17th 2015.

Possibly also of interest:

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Reference

Mundasad, S. (2015). NHS misses urgent cancer therapy targets for whole year. London: BBC Health News, February 18th 2015.

NHS Winter Tracker (BBC’s Weekly Statistics)

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Reference

Triggle, N. (2015). A&E waits improve across England. London: BBC Health News, February 13th 2015.

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A&E waits improve across England. London: BBC Health News, February 13th 2015.

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A&E waits worsen across England. London: BBC Health News, February 20th 2015.

Winter Ends Late May: Little Room for Complacency

The NHS in England met the four-hour A&E waiting-time target during week ending May 24th 2015; this was achieved for the first time after the 33 consecutive weeks since September 2014.

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Reference

A&E in England hit the waiting-time target. London: BBC Health News, June 1st 2015.

January 2017 Update: Partial Pragmatic Abandonment of the Four Hour A&E Performance Target?

Jeremy Hunt MP wants patients attending A&E units with less serious problems no longer to be guaranteed to be seen within four hours. Possibly 30% of patients attending A&E do not need to be there (it is claimed):

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Reference

Triggle, N. (2017). Jeremy Hunt casts doubt on NHS’s four-hour A&E target. London: BBC Health News, January 9th 2017.

Almost a quarter of patients waited longer than four hours in A&E during early 2017, with 18,000 trolley-waits longer than four hours.

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Reference

Kirkland, F. [and] Triggle, N. (2017). Leak shows full extent of NHS winter crisis. London: BBC Health News, January 10th 2017.

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