These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image copyright PA It was late on a Friday and buried in a technical NHS document with no publicity surrounding it - but this was one of the most important health announcements in months. This is very much at odds with the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's repeated assurances that the target could and would be hit in Yet now NHS England is talking in its planning guidance document of its "expectation" that the government would "roll forward" its goal.
Doctors acknowledge that it concentrates minds and acts as a spur to improve performance. It is part of the NHS Constitution.
Rising numbers coming through the door and sicker patients have created intense pressure on the system. But the NHS has always been expected to try to hit the target. Yet now, in early February, health service chiefs are in effect giving up on it for the rest of this year.
So where does the government stand on this? What assurances can it give patients that performance won't deteriorate further because of reduced pressure on hospital managers to try to reach the expected standard?
But there has been no formal press release or statement to Parliament. Indeed, in the Commons, following an urgent question by the Opposition, the health minister Stephen Barclay did not take the opportunity to explain what was going on.
But he ducked the questions. NHS England had already sidelined the week target for non-urgent operations. The chief executive Simon Stevens did not get the money he wanted in the Chancellor's Budget. The Prime Minister had said in the Commons that there were far more patients waiting more than 12 hours in Welsh hospitals than in English ones.
As the debate over the state of the NHS this winter continues, they won't be allowed to forget these developments on hospital stats and performance.the flexibility to tailor the material to individual groups, business processes and end-user skill sets.
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document This guidance outlines the dementia care pathway and associated benchmarks to support improvements in the delivery and quality of care NHS Planning Guidance /17 – / Five Year Forward View for Mental Health: One Year On4 Implementation Guide and Resource Pack.
NHS Clinical Commissioners is the membership organisation of clinical commissioning groups. Dr Barbara Rushton responds to the NHS England /20 Operational Planning Guidance “We’re pleased to see first steps towards reform of planning, financial and payment structures that support and incentivise collaboration across local areas.
We develop guidance for NHS England and NICE to support delivery of the ambitions set out in The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.
Good Care Planning, guidance for recording dementia care pathway benchmarks in the MHSDS, Teams will also be given a guidance document, which will provide information on what each question in the.
A copy of the CEL 32 () document can be found by clicking here. The guidance is designed to support and assist those responsible for leading on workforce planning, in particular the development of workforce plans at service, NHS Board and regional level.
Today NHS England and NHS Improvement have published a document on. developing the long term plan for the NHS. This briefing summarises the document; outlines what we know about the plan; our clear how separate this will be from the 10 year plan and how it will relate to the planning guidance that.