QMR 19 | May 2016

How is the NHS performing?

  • 67%
    of providers ended 2015/16 in deficit
  • 65% of trust finance directors felt that patient care in their local area had worsened in the past year

  • 3.7m patients were waiting for hospital treatment in March 2016, the highest number since 2007

  • 1.85m patients spent longer than four hours in A&E in 2015/16, the worst performance since 2003/4

  • “2016/17 will be a watershed year for the NHS – eradicating deficits and improving performance is going to be a Herculean challenge.”

    John Appleby, Chief Economist
  • 5,700 patients were delayed in hospitals at the end of March 2016, the highest number since 2008