On BBC 1 at 1pm today:
Waiting times for A&E in England improved slightly in January. Over the course of the month 81.7% were seen within four hours.
This is wrong and they’ve been up to this trick for years. Here’s the data source:
Only Type 1 A&E departments are full resuscitation, consultant-led and comparable with those in the rest of the UK. Type 2 and 3 are small drop-in minor injury sections in hospital with no A&E. NHS England, alone, collect the data for these and use them to generate fake data which much of our MSM just accept. The Guardian, the Independent and Channel 4 have changed after being contacted by ‘us.’ I’ve explained to several BBC reporters but they ignore the evidence.
The correct figure is 71.2% up from 68.6%.
The picture in Scotland:
The average for NHS Scotland is 84.1% treated within 4 hours.
NHS Scotland A&E is at least 13% better as NHS England also has the dubious practice of restarting the clock after patients are admitted whereas in Scotland counting continues from first arrival. See this: