Waiting Times in England Need Financial Backing, Says BMA

The British Medical Association (BMA) has said that long-term plans for financial investments will be needed in order for NHS trusts to meet the national waiting times target of 95% of patients being seen within 4 hours.

Jeremy Hunt said it was essential that emergency medicine departments returned to meeting the 95 per cent target, adding that he expected this to be achieved by 2018.

The warning came as figures released by NHS England revealed that only 85.1 per cent of patients were seen in the four-hour period during January, making it the worst month on record.

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Published 13. March 2017 in News UK