QMR 15 | April 2015

How is the NHS performing?

  • “If last year was the most difficult for some time, this year promises to be much worse, with little confidence that the alarming deterioration in NHS finances can be arrested.”

    Richard Murray, Director of Policy
  • 7 in 10 7 in 10 NHS trust finance directors are concerned about balancing their books in 2015/16.

  • 60% Around 60% of NHS trust finance directors said their trust relied on additional financial support or drawing down their reserves last year.

  • 45%
    For the third consecutive quarter, nearly half of NHS trust finance directors identified staff morale as one of their top concerns.
  • 9k The total number of nurses, midwives and health visitors has increased by 9,478 posts (3%) since September 2009.

  • 8.2% In the last quarter more than 440,950 patients (8.2%) spent 4 hours or longer in A&E – the worst performance since 2003.