Today, NHS England published its Combined Performance Summary, which provides data on key performance measures for May and June of this year. Here we show some of these statistics and how they compare with previous years.
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- In June 2018, 9.3% of people attending A&E spent more than 4 hours from arrival to admission, transfer or discharge. This is almost identical to June of last year, but is 3 times higher than it was five years ago.
- Total A&E attendances reached 2.09 million in June 2018, which is almost 5% higher than the same month last year.
- Emergency admissions via A&E have been increasing year-on-year, reaching over 383,000 in June 2018.
- 33,754 patients spent more than 4 hours waiting on a trolley from decision to admit to admission in June 2018. This is 2% lower than the same month last year, but more than four times higher than it was five years ago.
- Only 21 out of 137 major A&E departments (Type 1) met the four-hour A&E waiting time target in June 2018.
- The total number of people waiting to start consultant-led elective treatment almost reached 4.3 million in May 2018. This is the highest ever reported since referral-to-treatment data was first collected in August 2007.
- The proportion of people waiting over 18 weeks to start elective treatment reached 11.9% in May 2018. The 18-week referral-to-treatment target has not been met since February 2016.
- 3,101 people had been waiting over 52 weeks to start consultant-led elective treatment in May 2018. This is the highest number since June 2012.
- In May 2018, 2.7% of patients had been waiting over 6 weeks for a diagnostic test. This is the worst level of performance since May 2011.
- The total number of delayed transfer of care days was 139,204 in May 2018, which is 22% lower than in May 2017.
- Performance against the cancer waiting time target worsened, with 18.9% of patients waiting over 62 days from an urgent GP referral to their first treatment for cancer in May 2018. The 62-day cancer target has only been met in one month over the last four years.
Accident and Emergency
NHS Waiting List
Elective and diagnostic waiting times
Delayed transfers of care
Cancer waiting times