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NHS reports record waiting times in busiest year ever

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2724 (Published 13 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2724
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. London

Emergency departments in England faced their busiest year and recorded their worst waiting times ever in 2015-16, new official data have shown.

The figures from NHS England, published on 12 May, showed that in March the NHS had the worst performance against the four hour target for patients to be seen in emergency departments and against the target for planned treatment waiting times since targets were introduced in 2004 and 2012, respectively.1 …

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