NHS signals four-hour A&E target may end

11 March 2019 – BBC News

NHS to test new rapid care measures for patients with the most urgent mental and physical health needs
11 March 2019 – NHS England

NHS bosses have announced a raft of changes to the flagship A&E target alongside other changes to waiting times for cancer, mental health and planned operations.

Instead of aiming to see and treat virtually all patients in four hours, the sickest patients will be prioritised for quick treatment.

NHS England wants to see patients coming in with heart attacks, acute asthma, sepsis and stroke starting their care within an hour.

The changes will be piloted this year and if successful could be introduced in 2020.

Source (BBC)

Source (NHS England)

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