Efforts to deal with growing demand are making a difference

09 November 2017

 

NHS England has published combined performance data for September 2017.

The figures showed:

 

Responding to the monthly performance statistics from NHS England, the director of policy and strategy at NHS Providers, Saffron Cordery, said:

“Although performance across the NHS is under intense pressure, these figures show that the efforts by NHS trusts to cope with growing demand are making a difference.

“Of course, it is worrying that the key performance targets are still being missed. But it is encouraging to see some evidence of progress in reducing delayed transfers of care for patients who are medically fit to move on.

It is encouraging to see some evidence of progress in reducing delayed transfers of care for patients who are medically fit to move on.

“It is notable too that although overall performance against the four hour target in A & E is still not meeting the target, it was better than for the same time last year despite hospitals seeing and admitting more patients.

“However the rising number of breaches for mixed sex accommodation is a reminder that when resources are overstretched there is a risk that the quality of care and patient experience may be affected. 

“Trusts have worked extremely hard to tackle this problem. Respect for patients’ privacy and dignity is always a priority, and no one wants to see these numbers going up.”

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