NHS tar­gets to be dumped

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK & World Update -

KEY NHS tar­gets are to be scrapped and man­age­ment costs slashed by nearly half as part of a ma­jor shake-up un­veiled by the coali­tion Govern­ment. Health sec­re­tary An­drew Lans­ley said GPs will no longer need to see pa­tients within 48 hours, while the four-hour max­i­mum A&E wait­ing time is be­ing re­laxed. Cen­tral scru­tiny of the 18-week re­fer­ral to treat­ment tar­get will also be ended.

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