The government is pushing for a new target set at over 80 per cent, while NHS England lobbies for one that is just a single percentage point higher than the current target. 

Also this week more on how the risk in emergency care has shifted from ambulances to acute hospitals and the thinking behind controversial regional guidance to prioritise patients in A&E who are less unwell to improve flow. 

With Annabelle Collins, Matt Discombe and Lawrence Dunhill. 

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