RCSEd Responds to NHS England Performance Data

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11 Jan 2018

RCSEd Responds to NHS England Performance Data | The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Following the release of today’s NHS performance data, Professor Michael Lavelle-Jones, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh said:

“The release of this morning’s data highlights the extreme pressures currently being faced by the NHS. The statistics expose the extent of the English NHS crisis with only 85.1% of A & E patients being seen within four hours despite the 95% target. This is also being reflected in Scotland where the most recent performance data shows that only 78% of patients are being seen within four hours.

NHS staff are continuing to go above and beyond, however the NHS cannot continue to run on their goodwill alone. 

The statistics support Chris Hopson’s comments, made on behalf of NHS Providers, that the NHS urgently requires a new long term funding settlement in addition to RCSEd’s previous call for work to be undertaken to address the NHS’s lack of capacity and resilience.

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About The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

RCSEd (www.rcsed.ac.uk) was first incorporated as the Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1505, and is the oldest surgical corporation in the world with memberships approaching 25,000 professionals in over 100 countries worldwide. The College promotes the highest standards of surgical and dental practice through its interest in education, training and examinations, its liaison with external medical bodies and representation of the modern surgical and dental workforce. It is also home to the UK’s only Faculty of Surgical Trainers, open to all those with an interest in surgical training regardless of College affiliation. Find RCSEd on Twitter www.twitter.com/RCSEd and on Facebook www.facebook.com/rcsed

The College is based at Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW and can be reached on (0)131 527 1600 or mail@rcsed.ac.uk. In March 2014, a new base opened in Birmingham, catering to the 80% of the College’s UK membership who are based in England and Wales.

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