Modelling passenger waiting time using large-scale automatic fare collection data: an Australian case study - Tavassoli A, Mesbah M, Shobeirinejad A.
Passenger waiting time at transit stops is an important component of overall travel time and is perceived to be less desirable than in-vehicle travel time or access time. Therefore, an accurate model to estimate waiting time is necessary to better plan for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Access to children and young people ’s mental health services
A report from Education Policy Institute examines access to specialist services, waiting times for treatment, and provision for those children that are not able to receive treatment, using information from child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and local authorities in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations, A&E and mental health treatment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prioritizing Patients in Push Toward Value-Based Care
Previously, we discussed how medtech companies can prepare for the transition to value-based care. Specifically, these organizations need to start going beyond just providing medical devices and products to their customers and focus more on providing comprehensive and connected systems that help deliver integrated care. This, however, needs common collaboration between vendors, which are too often direct competitors and therefor pushing for their own more expensive complete solutions.   Interoperability and health data exchange have become a top priority for providers. Along with EMRs, all machines being utiliz...
Source: MDDI - October 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Corrina Kane Tags: Business Source Type: news

NHS data paint ‘bleak picture’ for staff and patients
Report shows NHS is 'stretching every sinew to meet rising demand' without the resources to do so Related items fromOnMedica Winter A&E waiting time cases quadruple over seven years MPs must fight for long-term funding for NHS and social care GP numbers have fallen by 1,340 in just two years NHS England last met a key target in February 2016 GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cancer waiting times reach the worst EVER level in England
The last time the national target of 85 per cent of patients starting treatment within 62 days of an urgent GP referral in England was hit was in December 2015, according to the NHS figures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer waiting times 'at worst level ever' in England
The key 62-day target for treatment to start has not been hit since December 2015 in England. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

100,000 people in NI wait over a year for hospital treatment
18,000 are waiting for inpatient treatment and 88,600 just for an outpatient appointment Related items fromOnMedica GPs to consult via social media and take on more roles Public wants NHS to prioritise 7-day GP access Winter A&E waiting time cases quadruple over seven years Things to look forward to Lead GPs disagree on opening hours (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Model based on liquid biopsies may predict time to progression in colorectal cancer
(American Association for Cancer Research) An evolutionary model utilizing serial blood samples from patients with advanced colorectal cancer treated with anti-EGFR therapies in a phase II trial could predict personalized waiting time for progression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GP numbers working in the NHS are falling
523 fewer GPs full-time equivalents from March to June Related items fromOnMedica GP leader warns of catastrophic workforce timebomb GPs in catch-22 over appointment length and rising demand Two thirds of GPs predict longer waiting times BMA warns general practice is on 'brink of collapse' GP leader urges Hunt to keep fighting for GP workforce boost (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP out-of-hours service in Wales floundering
RCGP launches five-step action plan Related items fromOnMedica Distress signal system needed to spot GPs at breaking point The incredible invisible bed crisis GPs in catch-22 over appointment length and rising demand Decade of underfunded primary care must end, says GP leader Winter A&E waiting time cases quadruple over seven years (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hip fractures among older people in Iceland between 2008 and 2012 - Skuladottir SS, Gudmundsdottir E, Mogensen B, Masdottir HR, Gudmundsdottir H, Jonsdottir LA, Sigurthorsdottir I, Torfadottir JE, Thorsteinsdottir T.
INTRODUCTION: Hip fractures are a serious injury especially among older people, mainly caused by falls and women have a higher risk. The authors studied gender differences in hip fractures, marital status, waiting times for surgery and mortality in an olde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

UK private hospitals suffer as NHS brings work back in house
Market hit by cuts, relaxation of rules on waiting times and declines in employer-funded cover (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New health secretary: Targets need to be 'clinically appropriate'
Health secretary Matt Hancock has told HSJ that flagship waiting time targets should be made more “clinically appropriate”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

College launches safe staffing levels guidance
RCP guidance sets out safe levels for patient care Related items fromOnMedica CQC tells Trust to improve safety of 111 service Winter A&E waiting time cases quadruple over seven years Primary Care Home has positive impact on care and services Hunt condemns ‘silent scandal of NHS’ Patients report better overall satisfaction with A&E (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP out-of-hours standards not being met
Welsh out-of-hours services under serious strain Related items fromOnMedica GPs in catch-22 over appointment length and rising demand Public wants NHS to prioritise 7-day GP access Decade of underfunded primary care must end, says GP leader Winter A&E waiting time cases quadruple over seven years Politicians must stop attacking GP profession, says BMA (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Majority of public willing to pay more tax for NHS
84% say yes to tax rise for significantly improved NHS Related items fromOnMedica Winter A&E waiting time cases quadruple over seven years MPs call for review of long-term NHS funding MPs call for cross-party debate on long-term future of NHS Wider approach needed to boost public health Health Foundation sets out reasons for more NHS investment (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

10-step plan needed to secure NHS, NHS Confederation says
Plan should specify outcomes for the next 10 years and NHS staff and patients should help draft it Related items fromOnMedica Winter A&E waiting time cases quadruple over seven years A&E four-hour target only for ‘urgent’ patients Over a third of nursing posts earmarked for cuts Things to look forward to Excessive stress among juniors affects mental and physical health (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

89% of doctors say staffing inadequate for quality care
BMA survey warns comprehensive care provision is at risk Related items fromOnMedica Junior doctor strikes had 'significant impact' on healthcare NHS ends financial year almost £1bn in deficit Winter A&E waiting time cases quadruple over seven years Decade of underfunded primary care must end, says GP leader Politicians must stop attacking GP profession, says BMA (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 27, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Waiting list probe abandoned as officials not given 'right of reply'
A probe into why a £1bn turnover trust failed to recover its waiting times was halted after witnesses could not, or would not, co-operate with investigators, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bed shortages causing dangerous surgery delays, report finds
Just one third of providers for a specialist surgery are meeting waiting times standards and one in 10 patients don’t receive timely emergency surgery, a new report shows. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Influences of waiting time on driver behaviors while implementing in-vehicle traffic light for priority-controlled unsignalized intersections - Yang B, Zheng R, Kaizuka T, Nakano K.
In-vehicle traffic lights that assist drivers in crossing intersections are in development; however, the availability of the in-vehicle traffic light will be limited if the waiting time of a vehicle is not considered in actual traffic conditions, especiall... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

NHS chiefs set out ambition to cut long inpatient stays by 25%
Aim is to free up 4000 beds before the next winter pressures kick in Related items fromOnMedica Missed A&E targets reflect cuts in social care and NHS funding Struggling NHS will be floored by flu outbreak or cold snap, warn NHS leaders GP access does not add to A&E pressures, study shows Winter A&E waiting time cases quadruple over seven years 1 in 10 councils have cut social care spend by more than a quarter (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Think tanks pile pressure on government to stump up more cash for NHS
Minimum yearly increase of 4% needed, say King ’s Fund, Health Foundation, and Nuffield Trust Related items fromOnMedica Get real on the challenges facing the NHS, party political leaders told CQC tells Trust to improve safety of 111 service Put NHS at ‘front and centre’ of Brexit negotiations, BMA urges Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Winter A&E waiting time cases quadruple over seven years (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: NHS 'risk zones' suggest link between finance and mortality
New research has linked waiting times and safety incidents to the financial performance of NHS trusts, and identified 32 “risk zones” where people are more likely to die of preventable causes. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Doctors Launch App to Reduce Patient-Waiting Time in Hospitals
[Premium Times] A group of medical doctors has launched a mobile app aimed at reducing patient-waiting time in Nigerian hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Doubts over plans to stop waiting list growing this year
National waiting time targets are likely unachievable with current system plans, NHS England has revealed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

London hospital will replace doctors with AI technology
University College London Hospital will use AI technology to reduce waiting times in A&E and diagnose the most critical 20 per cent of cases to fast-track treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

£13.4m claw back over NHS Wales waiting time failures
Three health boards fail to qualify for a share of £50m extra cash for improving waiting times. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

London hospital is replacing doctors with AI technology to help tackle mounting A & E wait times
University College London Hospital will use AI technology to reduce waiting times in A&E and diagnose the most critical 20 per cent of cases to fast-track treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS leaders face fresh criticism over misleading A&E data
Public confidence in official NHS waiting times data “continues to be undermined” because of lack of action by NHS leaders, the government’s statistics watchdog has warned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Waiting times targets removed from NHS England guidance
Waiting time targets for treating new and expecting mothers with serious mental health problems were scrapped and removed from new national guidance, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Check the key targets in your area
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two-way-looking self-equalizing headway control for bus operations - Zhang S, Lo HK.
Headway variations between successive buses, which lead to bus bunching, is undesirable for both passengers and bus operators, instigating longer average passenger waiting times and capacity underutilization of buses bunched together. Limiting bus bunching... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Translating research to practice: implementing real-time control on high-frequency transit routes - Berrebi SJ, Crudden S, Watkins KE.
On high-frequency routes, buses tend to bunch together, creating gaps in service and causing undue passenger waiting time. There are many approaches to solving the bus bunching problem in the literature but there lacks empirical analysis on practical imple... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Inefficient management of emergency adrenal insufficiency
According to a German study, published inClinical Endocrinology, adrenal insufficiency patients experience highly variable waiting times for glucocorticoid treatment in emergency situations.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Patients get the green light for smarter choices after latest GP pilot
A pilot system is now making it easier for GPs to understand the waiting times at hospitals for their patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Are angioplasty waiting time inequalities growing again?
This research looked at trends between 2002 and 2015 in waiting times for coronary angioplasty. Early indications suggest that socioeconomic inequality in waiting times for non-emergency coronary angioplasty within hospitals may have started rising in England since 2008. It also indicates that waiting times are 20% longer for patients living in deprived areas compared to patient from more affluent neighbourhoods. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The NHS continues to be ‘ alarmingly under-funded ’ , says health conference
Health members condemned the chronic under funding of the NHS under successive Tory governments, when they debated the issue on the last day of conference in Brighton today. They agreed that the consequences were dire for both patients and NHS staff, who were unable to deliver the level of care they wanted to. Adopting a motion on The funding crisis and its impact on the workforce, conference noted that successive Westminster governments have “failed miserably” to produce a funding settlement that works for the NHS – either directly for England or via the Barnett formula in the devolved nations. Introduci...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference health care health fund Health Funding Crisis health staff NHS funding NHS funding cuts social care Source Type: news

‘ The NHS has always been there ’
The first person to be born in the NHS, nearly 70 years ago, addressed health delegates in Brighton this week, with a striking observation. “I worry that, for the majority of people, the NHS has always been there,” said Aneira Thomas. “They don’t remember a time before it, or they were not born then. “And perhaps the further from that historic day we get, the easier it is to take the NHS for granted, and for expectations to get too high. “There are often negative views about A&E waiting times,” she added. “It appears that as a country we are less grateful that we have an ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference health care health staff NHS Source Type: news

Steep rise in reported assaults against NHS staff, says UNISON
Last year in England physical assaults on NHS staff rose by nearly 10% compared to 2015/16, according to new figures published today (Tuesday) by UNISON and HSJ. The figures were obtained following a Freedom of Information (FoI) request – submitted by HSJ working on behalf of UNISON – to all the 244 NHS trusts in England. Answers were received from 181 organisations. The biggest increase was in the acute sector, with reported attacks on health workers in hospitals with an A&E department up a staggering 21%, says UNISON. There were 18,720 assaults in 2016/17 in the acute trusts who responded, compared to 15,...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release FOI mental health NHS Sara Gorton survey UNISON violence at work Source Type: news

Government is failing to protect health service staff from violence at work
Escalating violence and aggression towards NHS staff is having a ‘catastrophic’ effect on their physical and mental health, UNISON health delegates heard today. A motion on protecting NHS staff against violence and aggression noted that in England more than 70,000 NHS staff were assaulted in 2015/16, up 4% from the previous year. New figures to be revealed by UNISON and HSJ on Tuesday, for 2016/17, will give even more dramatic results. Similar levels of violence are reported in the devolved nations. These assaults can have a “catastrophic effect”, the motion states, not only due to the physical impa...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference health staff NHS violence at work Source Type: news

'Live donors' urged to give organs to cut waiting times
An organ transplant is described as being "like having your appendix out" by a woman who donated to her father. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS hospitals where 1 in 3 A & E patients wait over 4 hours revealed
A&E waiting times are at their worst level since records began, official figures reveal. Across England, only 84.5 per cent of patients arriving in A&E were seen within the target four hours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The hospitals where one in three A & E patients wait more than four hours are revealed
A&E waiting times are at their worst level since records began, official figures reveal. Across England, only 84.5 per cent of patients arriving in A&E were seen within the target four hours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A & E waiting time figures show `eternal winter ´ for NHS
The new statistics, from NHS England, show March was the busiest month for A&E units since 2003/04. Experts say they are the clearest indication of the eternal winter the NHS faces'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 10 worst A&Es for waits revealed
A BBC analysis has identified the services with the worst waiting times as performance slumps to record low. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS heart bypass surgery waiting times double in Wales
Heart surgery patients in Wales see the average waiting time rise from 43 days to 79. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health chiefs investigate 30 doctors in the UK over 'unsafe' prescribing of drugs via the internet  
Health chiefs are investigating 30 doctors in the UK over prescribing drugs via the internet as increasing numbers of patients use online doctors due to waiting times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS mandate confirms flagship waiting targets on hold
The government’s instructions for the NHS in 2018-19 confirm that flagship waiting time targets for planned and emergency care remain on hold. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news