Almost 5% improvement in NHS Scotland’s A&E performance now at least 10% better than A&E England

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There were 137 879 attendance at A&E services in Scotland in December 2018. 89.6% were admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours. That’s an improvement on the 85.1% seen in December 2017 of almost 5%.

https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Emergency-Care/Publications/2019-02-05/Summary/index.asp

The December 2018 figure is not yet available but the November 2018 figure for NHS England was only 79.3% seen in 4 hours. We can be fairly sure that the December 2018 figure, deeper into winter, will be worse. So, NHS England A&E is operating at best ten percentage points behind that of NHS Scotland.

https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/ae-waiting-times-and-activity/ae-attendances-and-emergency-admissions-2018-19/

Of course, NHS England has been told not to bother with these statistics. It’s now almost exactly a year since we read this astounding comment:

The Health Service Journal has reported that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has scrapped the measurement of NHS Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments until April 2019 – amid the biggest NHS winter crisis in years.

Yes, that’s 2019 – the next time we know how our A&Es are performing, we will no longer be in the European Union, assuming it’s not deferred even further then. That’s how badly and how long the Tories want to hide the A&E crisis they’ve allowed to happen – or inflicted, according to NHS campaigners.

And no wonder, since the increases in A&E waiting times reflect the collapse in NHS performance that began almost the moment that the Tories entered Downing Street:

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https://skwawkbox.org/2018/02/03/govt-abandons-ae-waiting-time-target-msm-near-silent/

Remember those days when Labour were better than the Tories? Wales?

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Almost 5% improvement in NHS Scotland’s A&E performance now at least 10% better than A&E England

  1. tcrosbie20 February 6, 2019 / 9:26 am

    Great piece prof, why is this not on the BBC prof ? are they so embittered and totally obsessed with their anti-SNP mindset that they are incapable of putting any good news out there. They really are a dangerous organisation, and one that needs taken down in every sense of the word. Their reality has now become so warped and blantantly bias that everyone but them can see it but them. I now look forward to my daily thought control story, who needs the the disgusting London based MSM.

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  2. Bugger (the Panda) February 6, 2019 / 9:46 am

    Am I right in thinking that the measure of 4 hours is applied differently in 2 Services.

    In Scotland it means examined, treated and discharged or admitted?

    Whereas in the South it just jeans examined?

    I May be wrong.

    Autocorrect put the capital M in may as I type her name so often.

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      • Bugger (the Panda) February 6, 2019 / 2:13 pm

        Until Hunt covered his anterior

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  3. Legerwood February 6, 2019 / 11:52 am

    When the Labour/LibDems were in Coalition in Holyrood the A&E statistics were collected ONCE per year over a 4-7 day period from a core group of hospitals in April – April as in Spring.

    It was not until June 2006 that they started to collect and publish quarterly figures. That was the system in place when the SNP came to power in 2007.

    Just thought I would add this to give a wee bit of historical perspective.

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  4. Legerwood February 6, 2019 / 12:17 pm

    Meanwhile NHS Dental care seems to be disappearing in England according to this report in the Guardian

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/feb/05/patients-diy-dentistry-nhs-options-disappear

    While in Scotland recent stats reveal NHS Dental care is in rude health. Figures for Registration and Participation in Scotland published by ISD (Scotland) 22.01.19

    “”Registration
    5.1 million people were registered with an NHS dentist as at 30 September 2018 (94.2% of the Scottish population). An increase of 1.7 percentage points since last year
    Registration rates were similar for children and adults (94.1% and 94.3% respectively)
    97.5% of adults living in the most deprived areas were registered with an NHS dentist compared to 88.6% in the least deprived areas
    Registration rates for children living in the most deprived areas were similar to the rates for those living in the least deprived areas. “”

    “”Contact with an NHS Dentist (Participation)
    As at 30 September 2018, 7 out of 10 registered patients (3.6 million) had seen an NHS dentist within the last two years.
    Children are more likely than adults to have seen an NHS dentist within the last two years (84.1% compared to 66.6%).
    Children and adults from the most deprived areas are less likely to have seen their dentist than those from the least deprived areas.
    For children, 79.8% of patients living in the most deprived areas compared to 89.2% of patients living in the least deprived areas. For adults, 62.2% compared to 72.7%. “”
    ……
    Not bad.

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