Ambulance waiting times
This data analysis looks at ambulance service performance and explores the contributing factors and priorities for improvement. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 9, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Why have ambulance waiting times been getting worse?
This analysis looks at ambulance service performance and explores the contributing factors and priorities for improvement. Authors conclude tackling ambulance performance will require further investment in the NHS and social care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON ambulance workers share heartbreaking stories of wait times
Two UNISON members have appeared on a powerful ITV report into ambulance waiting times. Senior paramedic and UNISON branch chair Glenn Carrington (pictured above), who has worked for the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAS) for almost 30 years, described how dire the situation has become. “We’re spending so much time sat outside the hospital. The record so far is 10 and a half hours. “Literally 10 and a half hours with our patient in the back of our vehicle, unable to move into the hospital.” When ITV health editor Emily Morgan asked: “Did that patient deteriorate?” Mr Carrington responded: “They always d...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 7, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News ambulance workers NHS Source Type: news

Revitalising mental healthcare after covid-19, BMJ
BMJ feature notes past 2 years have taken their toll on overstretched mental healthcare staff, with record numbers of patients seeking help. Despite bleak statistics, it suggests innovation in delivering support, tackling waiting times& prevention, give some cause for optimism. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relieving pressure on the emergency department with a new treatment pathway for hand trauma patients - a three-year experience with 15,539 patients - Halle-Smith JM, Bage T, Chester D, Malone PA, Foster MA.
BACKGROUND: Hand injuries are a significant and rising burden on the Emergency Department (ED), often leading to protracted waiting times for patients awaiting specialist input. To combat this, a new treatment pathway for hand trauma was introduced at our ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

'I wouldn't bring a member of my family to this hospital,' says medic
Gloucestershire Royal has some of England's worst ambulance waiting times, with a hard winter to come. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government must act urgently on NHS  pay to bring record waiting times down
Commenting on new figures published today (Thursday) showing waiting lists for routine treatment in England have hit a new record high, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Now’s not the time to be sick or injured. Under this government’s watch, the NHS is experiencing the worst crisis in its 74-year history. “Health service managers are increasingly frustrated that there’s nothing they can do to slow the tide of staff heading to the doors. “As a matter of urgency, the government must rethink its inadequate pay award and top it up to prevent more experienced staff leaving for better paid jobs. “Only then...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 13, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release nhs pay Put NHS pay right Source Type: news

Coffey promises ‘absolutely no changes to four-hour A&E target’
Therese Coffey has pledged there will be no changes to the four-hour target for A&E waiting times – despite NHS England’s prolonged bid to axe the controversial measure. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 22, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Swedish Elections: A Victory for Populism
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM, Sep 22 2022 (IPS) After general elections on the 12th September, Sweden is on the threshold of a new era. The Sweden Democrats (SD) won almost 21 percent of the votes and thus became the largest in a bloc of right-wing parties that now have a collective majority in the parliament. A nation that for a long time prided itself of being a beacon of tolerance and openness will now experience a historical transformation. The Sweden Democrats was once founded by Nazi sympathisers and for decades shunned by mainstream politicians. However, SD has now tipped the political scale in a country previously known...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Climate Change Crime & Justice Education Energy Europe Global Headlines Health Labour Migration & Refugees Nuclear Energy - Nuclear Weapons IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Scotland's A&E waiting times worst on record
Weekly figures show that a record number of A&E patients waited more than four hours. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Time Toxicity: A'Very Hidden' Cost of Cancer Care Time Toxicity: A'Very Hidden' Cost of Cancer Care
"Time toxicity" refers to how cancer care, with its attendant travel, waiting times, and adverse events, can eat up precious time for a patient who may not have long left.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Mapped: RTT waiting times
An interactive map of local NHS waits around England in July 2022, showing the pressures, with links to all the details by organisation and specialty. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 12, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Waiting times won ’t reduce without fixing workforce issues, says UNISON
Commenting on new figures showing record waiting times for NHS treatment in England, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said today (Thursday): “If the new Prime Minister’s serious about tackling problems in the NHS, that must start with a serious plan to keep hold of existing staff. “Services cannot run themselves. Without a way to persuade exhausted employees to stay and new people to join, the outlook is bleak for anyone needing the NHS. “Committing to increase health pay ​above inflation is now critical. Without that, waits and delays ​are likely to get a whole lot worse.” Notes to editors: R...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 8, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release nhs pay Source Type: news

How much is Covid-19 to blame for growing NHS waiting times?
A look across historical trends in key performance measures paints a picture of a system already stretched beyond its limits before the pandemic, with access and waiting times in a gradual but steady decline, a situation that has been made significantly worse by Covid-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How much is COVID-19 to blame for growing NHS waiting times?
This analysis looks at access and waiting times before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 7, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news