Professor John Appleby responds to the latest Combined Performance Summary figures for January and February 2019.
There is a risk that we lose sight of these problems as Brexit distracts us, or become numbed as we forget the last time targets were met.
Those in charge of the NHS must answer the big question of whether it is going to start actually meeting its commitments, or scrap and replace them.
This summer’s heatwave has caused severe strain on the NHS with significant spikes in A&E attendances and admissions.
New figures clearly reveal why the NHS is under such extraordinary pressure this winter.
A troublingly high rate of patients being held up leaving hospital is showing little sign of coming back under control, putting the NHS on the back foot as it approaches winter.
Several measures are heading in the right direction but the number of admissions to hospital are still a cause for concern.
John Appleby comments on the latest NHS England performance figures.
Professor John Appleby responds to the latest performance figures from NHS England.
Our response to the NHS Combined Performance Summary for September.