The NHS has made “insufficient progress” on cutting its elective waiting list, according to the government’s spending watchdog.
A new one-hour target for sepsis, set out in NHS England’s standards review this month, could encourage “bad clinical practice to beat the clock”, a senior clinical leader has cautioned.
Nearly one in five clinical commissioning groups are restricting access to at least three basic elective surgeries and treatments, according to researchers.
Financial penalties are being lifted from high-profile standards including cancer and elective waiting times, so far without attracting much attention. How is this happening? And will it work, asks Rob Findlay