This week, we talk waiting. The health secretary and NHS England ran into problems with their moves to scrap the four-hour emergency department target — what are the concerns, and what’s the point of ditching it?

And on planned care waits — NHSE confirmed it is spending millions this winter sending some patients to private providers; and major long-term harm has been revealed from delays to ophthalmology follow-up checks.

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