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NHS staff have delivered millions more tests and treatments this summer while hospitals cared for thousands more patients with COVID, according to new figures released today. There were 3.9 million diagnostic tests and 2.6 million patients started consultant-led treatment over June and July, compared with 2.7 million tests and 1.6 million treatments over the same […]
The NHS is continuing to make progress on non-urgent care despite experiencing one of its busiest summers ever, new figures show today. The number of patients waiting longer than 18 weeks for care has dropped by almost 25,000 while those waiting more than year fell by almost 32,000. Average waiting times for elective care is […]
The number of people waiting longer than 18 and 52 weeks to begin non-urgent treatment has fallen significantly despite record numbers of people attending A&E in June, NHS figures today reveal. Patients waiting longer than 18 weeks for elective care dropped by more than 80,000 while those waiting more than a year fell by 50,000 […]
NHS ahead of target in recovery of elective care, and mental health services back to pre-pandemic levels
Operations and other routine care are ahead of ambitions set out in April with mental health services back at pre-pandemic levels, NHS figures show today. The number of people waiting over 52 weeks to begin treatment dropped by more than 50,000 in April, while by May, operations and other elective activity had already climbed to […]
Hard working NHS staff saw a record number of people, who were referred for urgent cancer checks, in March, new figures have revealed today. Almost quarter of a million people with suspected cancer were seen as NHS services began to bounce back after the peak of the winter COVID-19 wave. More than 230,000 people were […]
The NHS is accelerating the delivery of operations and other non-urgent services as part of a £8.1 billion plan to help the health service recover all patient services following the intense winter wave of COVID. The money, which is set out in the NHS Operational Planning Guidance published today, will also fund more support for […]
NHS hospitals cared for more than one million patients without COVID while battling the peak of the winter wave of infections, new figures showed today. More than 100,000 patients seriously ill with the virus needed hospital admission for treatment in January, a third of all those who had been admitted, up to that point, since […]
Tens of thousands of people have been helped to overcome back pain, arthritis and other muscle, bone and joint conditions without going to hospital, thanks to additional specialist care at local GP surgeries – with millions more set to benefit over the coming years as the NHS delivers on its Long Term Plan. Trials in […]
Annual data for Patient Reported Outcome Measures shows patients who have undergone elective inpatient surgery for four common elective procedures – hip and knee replacement, varicose vein surgery and groin hernia surgery – are reporting significant health gains. The National Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) Programme began in 2009 and today’s publication of data marks […]
Hilary Garratt, Director of Nursing at NHS England, said: “The feedback we are getting from this survey is absolutely critical to the ongoing development and improvement of how we care for and treat patients who receive NHS funded services. “We are pleased that patients recognise and report on the things that are working well and we are […]