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Pressure mounts on NHS as it misses key targets

The NHS in England is struggling to cope with growing pressure on its services, even before winter arrives.

It is missing many of its key targets with more patients getting stuck in hospital, latest figures show.

Data from NHS England showed in September the health service missed its A&E target to see, treat or discharge patients within four hours.

Performance also fell short on access to cancer treatment, diagnostic tests and ambulance response times.

Hugh Pym reports.

  • 12 Nov 2015