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BMA warns of rise in NHS waiting times and treatment delays

1st November 2017

The British Medical Association (BMA) has offered a warning that emergency department attendances and delays to treatment are likely to rise significantly in the near future.

Analysis of admissions and waiting times data published by NHS England between 2010 and this year has indicated that emergency department attendances could rise to 24 million between October 2017 and September 2018, up 345,000 on the previous period.

During the same timeframe, the number of patients failing to be treated within four hours of arrival at hospital is expected to rise to almost three million, an increase of 370,000 on the year before.

These projections are based on the assumption that NHS funding will remain unchanged from its current levels over the 2017-20 period, prompting the BMA to urge the government to commit additional funds to prevent these outcomes.

BMA council chair Chaand Nagpaul said: "The NHS is one of the best healthcare systems in the world, but it can't provide first-class care on third-class investment."

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