RTT: The Highest Risk Organisations: March 2015

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The latest NHS England waiting times have been released based on data from January 2015.


The overall waiting list has reduced slightly this month by 8,405 patients – however the number of patients waiting over 18 weeks has grown by 7,277.


The most important standard, the “incomplete”, which measures all patients still waiting for treatment continues to deteriorate. The standard is set at 92% and the NHS generally has beaten it consistently. However in recent months it has been getting worse, and this month sits at 92.6%. Next month’s data will be the last to be reported before the general election and we think it highly likely that this standard will fail. A lovely headline for the government that will be!


Worse news still for patients who are waiting a really long time – with patients who have waited over 26 weeks growing by 3,583 and little change to those waiting even longer than this. Of the 441 patients waiting over 1 year for treatment a disastrous 222 of these are from North Bristol NHS Trust.


Imperial College NHS Trust continue to be the worst organisation in England for the 5th month running but this month the big news is the leap that Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust have made to second in the list overall and now the worst performing foundation trust in England.


There are now 10 organisations with more than 10 failing specialties – a sure sign they are in deep trouble:


  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • St George’s Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hopsitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


As usual our Trust rankings are compiled through statistical analysis of past and current performance to give organisations a risk-adjusted ranking and whether their performance is getting worse or better.


Again, we have looked at organisations in three ways:


  • The Shelford Group: the self-styled “leading group of hospitals” in the NHS;
  • Foundation Trusts: hospitals that have earned the right to more freedom from government policy;
  • Non-Foundation Trusts: all the rest of the hospitals.


Why not have a look and see where your local Trust comes in our league table. You can download the list for free HERE


If you work at any of the Trusts mentioned why not get in touch to see if MBI Health Group can help you.