Mapped: RTT waiting times
An interactive map of local NHS waits around England in August 2021, showing the pressures, with links to all the details by organisation and specialty. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ministers must protect staff looking after the nation ’s health
Responding to the latest NHS England figures today (Thursday) showing another record rise in waiting times, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Surging numbers ​awaiting treatment underline the intense pressure on the NHS and its staff. “Health workers know this means months, if not years, of short staffing, overrunning shifts and worries about the quality of care they ​can provide. “Ministers must produce concrete plans urgently to deal with these demands and protect the staff looking after the nation’s health. “That means ensuring minimum staffing numbe...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release NHS pressures Source Type: news

One in four now waiting more than four hours in A&E, leaked data reveals
Waiting time performance in London’s accident and emergency departments has fallen further since August, which was an all-time low, leaked data indicates. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Elective care: how has Covid-19 affected the waiting list? The Health Foundation
Presented in six charts this analysis looks at the impact of the pandemic on consultant-led elective care, using monthly referral to treatment waiting time data published by NHS England. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Building back inclusively: the evidence
NHS Confederation - This briefing provides analysis of August 2021 data and trends in waiting times, the impact on inequalities and what the NHS and patients can expect unless action is taken.Briefing (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - September 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Covid-19 NHS performance and productivity Source Type: news

Tackling the elective backlog: exploring the relationship between deprivation and waiting times
The King's Fund - Long waiting times and growing waiting lists for hospital treatment have been a problem for some time, but now the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the issue and waiting lists have grown rapidly. As with other aspects of the pandemic, this has not been experienced equally. This analysis of waiting list data shows a clear relationship with deprivation, which sees those living in the most deprived areas nearly twice as likely to wait more than a year for treatment compared to those living in the least deprived areas.BlogPress release (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - September 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Covid-19 NHS performance and productivity Public health and health inequalities Source Type: news

South Africa: Human Resource Issues At Root of Free State Healthcare Problems, Report Suggests
[Daily Maverick] A shortage of healthcare workers is contributing to long waiting times at healthcare facilities and poor treatment adherence, as well as undermining the response to HIV and tuberculosis in the Free State, a new report shows. Spotlight attended the launch of the report and asked the Free State health department for a response. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mapped: RTT waiting times
An interactive map of local NHS waits around England in July 2021, showing the pressures, with links to all the details by organisation and specialty. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health and social care funding to 2024/25
This analysis sets out the scale of the challenge facing the government if it wants to clear the backlog in NHS care over the course of this parliament and return hospital waiting times to 18 weeks. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Systemic Barriers Exist in Canadian Healthcare for Immigrant Health Professionals
Immigrant Health Professionals have lots to offer Canadian society, but often face barriers. By Shafi Bhuiyan and team of ITMDsToronto, Canada, Aug 27 2021 (IPS) Albert Einstein said, “In the midst of every crisis lies great opportunity.” The year 2020 was a year of crisis across many sectors in Canada, especially the health care sector. There was a severe strain on the health care system through long waiting lists for family physicians, specialists, and vaccination clinics, and Intensive Care Units were working at a high level of capacity. People’s Charter for Health describes health as a reflection of a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shafi Bhuiyan and team of ITMDs Tags: COVID-19 Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees North America opinion TerraViva United Nations Canada Doctors foreign-trained doctors ITMDs Source Type: news

Internationally Trained Medical Doctors Sidelined in Canada
Dr Shafi Bhuiyan is pictured here with a team of ITMDs. Foreign-trained doctors are underutilized in Canada despite shortages of trained personnel.By Shafi Bhuiyan and team of ITMDsToronto, Canada, Aug 20 2021 (IPS) Canada is ranked number one out of 78 countries globally, with the highest marks in social purpose indicators, emphasizing human rights, social justice, and racial equity commitment, according to a recent U.S. News & World Report survey. The country follows the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) principles, incorporating them into research and workplace environments, and it acknowledges challe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shafi Bhuiyan and team of ITMDs Tags: columns COVID-19 Headlines Health Human Rights North America TerraViva United Nations Canada Diversity equity foreign-trained doctors inclusion Source Type: news

Mapped: RTT waiting times
An interactive map of local NHS waits around England in June 2021, showing the pressures, with links to all the details by organisation and specialty. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS cuts waiting times
The NHS is continuing to make progress on non-urgent care despite experiencing one of its busiest summers ever, new figures show. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How to Sustainably Finance Universal Health Care
By Mary Suma Cardosa, Chan Chee Khoon, Chee Heng Leng and Jomo Kwame SundaramPENANG and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 2021 (IPS) To achieve universal health coverage, a country needs a healthcare system that provides equitable access to high quality health care requiring sustainable financing over the long term. Publicly provided healthcare should be on the basis of need, a citizen’s entitlement for all regardless of means. Mary Suma CardosaHealth inequalities growing But recent decades have seen health care trending towards a two-tier system – a perceived higher quality private sector, and lower quality public service...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mary Suma Cardosa - Chan Chee Khoon - Chee Heng Leng - Jomo Tags: Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ambition to reduce waits must be matched with patience and realism
As a result of COVID-19 waiting times for NHS treatment, already an issue before the pandemic, have grown to historic highs – or have they? (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 5, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mental health access standards
The NHS is set to take another major step towards improving patient access to mental health services with the introduction of five new waiting time guarantees. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 23, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Community services given first ever waiting time target
NHS England is preparing to introduce new rapid response targets for community services, starting in April next year, in a bid to reduce demand on hospital beds. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Covid-19 UK: Halving gap between vaccines may cause cases to rise, Government adviser warns
Professor Anthony Harnden, deputy chairman of the JCVI, said ministers' proposal to drop the waiting time between jabs amid surging cases could lead to weaker immunity in younger people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mapped: RTT waiting times
An interactive map of local NHS waits around England in May 2021, showing the pressures, with links to all the details by organisation and specialty. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Germany: Health System Review
Health Syst Transit. 2020 Dec;22(6):1-272.ABSTRACTThis analysis of the German health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. Germany's health care system is often regarded as one of the best health care systems in the world, offering its population universal health insurance coverage and a comprehensive benefits basket with comparably low cost-sharing requirements. It provides good access to care with free choice of provider and short waiting times, which is partly due to good infrastructure with a dense networ...
Source: Health systems in transition - July 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Miriam Bl ümel Anne Spranger Katharina Achstetter Anna Maresso Reinhard Busse Source Type: news