QMR 14 | January 2015

How is the NHS performing?

  • “Services are stretched to the limit. With financial problems also endemic among hospitals and staff morale a significant cause for concern, the situation is now critical.”

    John Appleby, Chief Economist
  • 6 in 10 6 in 10 trusts are relying on financial support from the Department of Health or planning to draw down their reserves.

  • 49%
    For the second consecutive survey, nearly half of NHS trust finance directors identified staff morale as one of their top concerns.
  • 5.4% The proportion of outpatients waiting longer than 18 weeks for treatment was 5.4% in November – missing the target for the first time since 2008.

  • 47% In the most recent quarter, more than 414,000 patients spent longer than 4 hours in A&E – a 47% increase on the previous quarter.

  • 17k The numbers for all NHS staff groups are up by 3% since September 2009 – that's nearly 17,000 full-time equivalent posts.