NHS Figures – Busiest Year Ever

doctorsFigures just released show that the NHS has had its busiest year in history with record-breaking numbers of visits to A&E, missed targets and delays.

Official figures based on the 12 months to March 2016 show:

  • Nearly 23m A&E visits – up over 500,000
  • Delays discharging patients reached record levels
  • Ambulances only responded to 2 out of 3 ‘Red 1’ (serous calls) – within 8 minutes, missing targets for the 10th consecutive time
  • Routine operations increased 4% year-on-year, but by March 8.5% of patients on the waiting list had been waiting for more than 18 weeks (worst since records began)
  • Missed targets for cancer

NHS England said the ongoing dispute with junior doctors had started having an impact.

Royal College of Surgeons president Clare Marx said:

“Dedicated frontline doctors and nurses are treating more patients than ever before.

“We welcome the extra money the government promised, but we still need a long-term plan to address the growing number of patients.”

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