Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

Department of Health written question – answered on 29th March 2017.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the incentives are for each NHS Trust and Foundation Trust to meet the target of seeing 95 per cent of accident and emergency patients within four hours in (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18 and (c) 2018-19 onwards.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

As set out in The Sustainability and Transformation Fund and Financial Control Totals for 2016/17: Methodology document published by NHS Improvement in March 2016, where trusts meet their agreed finance control totals, 12.5% of the total Sustainability and Transformation Funding was awarded to trusts for achieving against agreed accident and emergency performance trajectories in 2016/17.

Further detail on Sustainability and Transformation funding for 2017/18 will be set out by NHS Improvement shortly.

No decisions have been taken in respect of 2018/19 onwards.

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