NHS Performance Figures – March 2019

By Blackwater Law

The NHS have released updated monthly figures for some of their key performance statistics.

NHS trusts with lowest A&E 4 hour wait

With a target of 95% for A&E referrals to be dealt with in 4 hours, many hospitals are falling well below this, with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust at the lowest percentage at just under 59.5%.

27 Trusts managed to meet or exceed the 95% target, with 7 attaining a 100% rate.

Trusts with highest figures for A&E 4 hour wait

The 62 day cancer referral targets are still being missed by a lot of trusts:

NHS trusts with lowest 62 day cancer referrals

A number of trusts are cancelling critical operations:

NHS trusts with highest figures for cancelled critical operations

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust have the second most cancelled critical operations for the second month in a row.

NHS trusts with highest figures for 6+ weeks waiting for diagnostic tests

Over a quarter of patients at Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust waited for more than 6 weeks to receive diagnostic tests.

You can see how your local NHS trust is performing against these metrics and more. Just visit our NHS Performance Tracker and use the search function to find your trust.

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