Operational performance

NHS on track for busiest summer on record

Emergency departments experienced their second busiest July ever last month, with new data published today showing 2.1 million attendances. The new data suggests this summer is currently on track to be the busiest ever for hardworking NHS staff with 4.42 million attendances in A&E over June and July – 42,500 more than the previous high […]

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England’s top doctor urges patients to access emergency care despite biggest strikes in NHS history next week

The NHS is asking patients to seek urgent care if they need it during industrial action next week and continue to attend appointments as planned unless contacted to rearrange. England’s top doctor has warned next week’s action could be the most disruptive yet as the NHS faces the biggest round of industrial action in its […]

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NHS hospitals provided more care, more efficiently, while delivering improved finances in last quarter

NHS hospitals in England provided more urgent treatment and routine operations than ever before last year. Despite the pressure of demand, the provider sector continued to improve quality and achieved one of the best financial performances in recent years. Statistics on the performance of the NHS published today show Emergency Departments (EDs) treated or discharged […]

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