How is the NHS performing? January 2012

Quarterly monitoring report
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Our fourth quarterly monitoring report provides a regular update on how the NHS is coping as it grapples with the evolving reform agenda.

Many NHS hospitals will struggle to deliver productivity improvements essential to maintaining quality and avoiding significant cuts to services, according to our latest quarterly monitoring report.

This is the fourth quarterly monitoring report produced by the Fund as we aim to provide a regular update on how the NHS is coping as it grapples with the evolving reform agenda as well as the more significant challenge of making radical improvements in productivity. It is a continuation of work that we have done historically to assess, analyse and report on the performance of the NHS.

How is the NHS performing? Quarterly monitoring report Janaury 2012 cover

No. of pages: 20

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#733 Diane Hain
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I am very interested in these figures. I watch with trepidation as the NHS Bill gets closer and closer to becoming law. I would very much like as much information as possible to get a clear picture of what is happening and these reports are particularly important.

#746 Lynn

I find the focus on hospital in patient waiting times distressing. There are so many people waiting for community-based intervention for much longer than they should. My husband has been waiting almost a year for CBT

#748 Valerie Meakin
Retired but very busy!

I am waiting for a hip replacement and am sad to learn that waiting lists are growing longer. In my case from diagnosis to operation will be four months.
Surely something can be done to speed up appointments, diagnosis and treatment? It is causing considerable distress and pain having to suffer long waits for treatment /operations.

#977 Molly

It is now 2012, waiting times at my local, for some of us has gone from 22 - 25 mins to between one and two hours! how is that for progress, and their is no one to turn to. This new Harness Commission does not seem very patient oriented.

#1031 John Newbert

I had Heart Attack 20/03/2012 waiting to have a stent told it could be jJune 2012.I am concerned that I may have another heart attack.

#1032 Sidney Harman

The waitng times for treatment are said to be about16 weeks. This is the time when GPs referred patients to hospitals and getting appointments from specialist clinics. There are no figures for those who are on the waiting list for operation.
My consultant decided that I need ear surgery 15 Months ago. I am still waiting for my surgey. I had a similar operation about 20 years ago. Then , I had to wait 18 months for the surgery. I seems to me, 20 years on, the waiting times for surgery have not improved

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