A&E waiting times in Bucks

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1.     The Government target for A&E waiting times is that at least 95% of patients attending A&E should have to wait less than 4 hours between arrival and admission, transfer or discharge.



2.     The NHS is not meeting the target in Buckinghamshire.  Performance for January 2016 (latest figures) was 82.2% for major A&E departments and 89.4 % for all departments proving emergency care including minor injury units and walk-in centres.


In Buckinghamshire, the target has not been met by major A&E departments since July 2015.  The target for all departments has not been met since August 2015.



3.     Nationally the NHS is not meeting this target.  Performance for January 2016 was 83% for major A&E departments and 88.7% for all departments.


Nationally, the target has not been met by major A&E departments since July 2013.  The target has not been met for all departments in England since July 2015.  




4.     In comparison, national performance for August 2010 (the earliest comparable figures) was 97.1% for major A&E departments and 98.1% for all emergency departments.





All figures are taken from the NHS England website



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