Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st June 2022.

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Photo of Wera Hobhouse Wera Hobhouse Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice), Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Women and Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when NHS England plans to publish data on the number of patients waiting in Emergency Departments for 12 hours or more from their time of arrival in line with their responsibilities under the NHS Standard Contract 2022-23.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The NHS Standard Contract for 2022/23 includes a 12-hour standard from time of arrival as a national quality indicator. While NHS England is currently considering arrangements for reporting against this standard, we are unable to confirm a publication date.

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