BBC’s NHS Tracker Service: Re-Launched (BBC News)

Summary

The BBC has launched a new improved version of the online NHS Tracker, in readiness for anticipated Winter-pressures. This service allows local variations in service performance to be viewed by postcode. Updates will be added to reflect monthly and quarterly data releases. The NHS Tracker supplies information on the local status of three hospital waiting time targets:

  • Four-hour A&E waiting time target performance.
  • 62-day cancer care waiting time target performance.
  • Planned operations and treatment waiting time target performance.

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Triggle, N. (2017). Hospital targets missed en masse as performance slumps. [Re-titled subsequently to: NHS waits for cancer care, A&E and ops worsen across UK]. London: BBC Health News, October 18th 2017.

See also:

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Check NHS cancer, A&E and operations targets in your area. London: BBC Health News, October 17th 2017.

Service performance quality has slumped, apparently. Further BBC News commentary:

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Triggle, N. (2017). Does it matter if NHS targets are missed? London: BBC Health News, October 18th 2017.

Some observers doubt whether all hospital targets could ever be met:

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Triggle, N. (2017). NHS Tracker: five things we’ve learned. London: BBC Health News, October 19th 2017.

Related stories:

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Pym, H. (2017). The tale of two hospitals. London: BBC Health News, October 18th 2017.

An atypical case-study?:

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Silver, K. (2017). ‘I spent my savings rather than wait for the NHS’. London: BBC Health News, October 18th 2017.

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