Significant pressures in some local NHS areas are being masked by national statistics but overall performance is holding up well, according to the King's Fund.
The charity's latest quarterly monitoring report on NHS performance has found a significant minority of hospitals are becoming more stretched amid funding cuts. These trends are identified by both statistics from the Department of Health (DoH) and opinions from finance directors of NHS trusts. According to the report, although average waiting times remain within the target range, 1 in 4 hospitals failed to meet the target threshold for treating at least 90% of patients within 18 weeks of referral in August. One in ten providers breached the target threshold that 95% of patients sho...
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