QMR 12 | July 2014

How is the NHS performing?

  • “Our latest quarterly report paints a picture of a service under huge pressure, with cracks beginning to appear in NHS performance.”

    John Appleby, Chief Economist
  • 1 in 4 1 in 4 trusts forecast ending 2014/15 in deficit.

  • 9k The number of nurses, midwives and health visitors has increased by almost 9,000 in the last 6 months to nearly 315,000 – the highest on record.

  • 55%
    55% of CCGs are planning for emergency activity to decrease this year. Only 8% of trusts are planning for a decrease.
  • 4.9% 4.9% of patients waited more than 4 hours in A&E during the quarter. That's the highest in this quarter since 2004/5.

  • 3m The number of people on waiting lists for treatment in hospital is now at its highest level for 6 years at more than 3 million.