A&E medics tell Hancock: No evidence yet for replacing four-hour target | News | Health Service Journal


The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has contradicted Matt Hancock’s suggestion that the four-hour target should be replaced, saying there was no evidence yet of a viable replacement.

Source: A&E medics tell Hancock: No evidence yet for replacing four-hour target | News | Health Service Journal

One thought on “A&E medics tell Hancock: No evidence yet for replacing four-hour target | News | Health Service Journal

  1. Within the 4-hour wait statistics are we really comparing like with like for are all hospitals the same, there are Trauma Centre Hospitals and with other hospitals there are different sizes some covering more than one town or city and not all hospitals have A&E Departments.

    There is also a problem with accessing Primary Care where GP practices provide the most care, but appointments are not easy to access in many GP Practices, so where do patients go, possibly Walk-In Centres, but not all areas have these, so Hospitals may be the next point of access.

    So in the statistics how do these factors relate to the 4 hour wait, in fact, is this information actually recorded.

    Also, do some Hospitals manage their figures by diverting ambulances and other managing factors.

    Should the various reasons people attend A&E have differing waiting times, but then would this add to the bureaucracy, causing even more problems.

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