The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has launched an improved version of its No Delays Achiever, a web-based tool to help NHS organisations achieve the 18-week target for time from GP referral to first treatment. More than 140 NHS organisations are registered as users of the free service, which was originally launched in November last year.
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
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