Urgent and emergency care

NHS staff deliver performance improvements despite record demand

The NHS exceeded its faster diagnosis cancer target for the first time in February amid record demand, according to new figures.  Thanks to the hard work of NHS staff, almost four fifths (78.1%) of people received a definitive cancer diagnosis or all clear within four weeks – with almost 200,000 (199,659) patients getting the answer […]

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Ambulance handovers improve despite increased demand and ongoing winter pressures

England’s top doctor has praised the hard work of staff as new data shows ambulance handover delays have improved despite increased demand, alongside continued pressure from winter viruses and industrial action. The weekly winter figures, published today, show that the hours lost to ambulance handover delays dropped to 18,799 in the week ending February 25, […]

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