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NHS misses key performance targets again in June

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4443 (Published 11 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4443
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. London

NHS trusts in England continued to miss key performance targets as pressure mounted on services, new statistics show.

Figures for June 2016 show that the NHS failed to meet major standards on access to urgent, emergency, and planned care.1 In June 90.5% of patients coming to hospital emergency departments were seen within four hours of arrival, a slight increase from 90.2% in May but below the 95% standard set by the government. Figures for nine ambulance trusts showed that just over 69% of ambulances reached the most serious callouts within eight minutes. It is the 13th month in a row …

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