NHS winter: 12-hour trolley waits hit 1,000 in January

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January was one of the most difficult months on record for A&E units in England, figures have confirmed. This comes despite the mass cancellation of routine treatments to try to... Read More

Scottish A&E waits at highest level in final week of 2017

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The number of people waiting more than four hours in Scotland’s accident and emergency units reached record high levels in the last week of the year. The latest weekly figures... Read More

Long A&E waits: 3m a year wait over four hours

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The number of long A&E waits across the UK has more than doubled in the past four years as hospitals struggle to cope with demand, BBC analysis shows. Northern Ireland... Read More

NHS waits for cancer care, A&E and ops worsen across UK

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The performance of hospitals across the UK has slumped with targets for cancer, A&E and planned operations now being missed en masse, BBC research shows. Nationally England, Wales and Northern... Read More

NHS surgery waits run into years in Northern Ireland

NHS surgery waits run into years in Northern Ireland

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Patients in Northern Ireland are waiting three years to see a consultant about having surgery following a GP referral. The BBC has obtained exclusive figures showing long waiting times before... Read More

Hospital long waits highest since 2008

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The number of patients in England waiting longer than 18 weeks for routine treatment is the largest since September 2008, official figures show. The data showed there were over 382,000... Read More

Long waits for surgery 'have tripled in four years'

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The number of patients waiting six months or more for surgery has tripled over the past four years in England, the Royal College of Surgeons has said. In March, nearly... Read More

Welsh patient waits four years to leave hospital

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A hospital patient has been waiting nearly four years to leave hospital after being declared fit for discharge. The unnamed patient, who has a “serious mental health condition”, learning disability... Read More

NHS Health Check: A&E waits for January 'worst ever'

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Record numbers of patients spent more than four hours in accident and emergency units in England in January, figures leaked to the BBC suggest. During a difficult winter for the... Read More