Requirements under NHS Constitution

NHS Constitution

Throughout the implementation of our review of clinical policies to tackle the deficit, we will be prioritising the services and requirements laid out in the NHS Constitution.
They include (but are not limited to):
  • Consultant-led treatment within a maximum of 18-weeks from referral for non-urgent conditions
  • Maximum four-hour wait in A&E from arrival to admission
  • Maximum seven day wait for follow-up after discharge from psychiatric in-patient care
  • Being seen by a cancer specialist within a maximum of two weeks from GP referral where cancer is suspected
  • Maximum 62-day wait from referral from an NHS cancer screening service to first treatment
  • Patients waiting for a diagnostic test should have been waiting less than six weeks from referral
  • Ambulance trusts to respond to 95 per cent of category A calls within 19 minutes of a request being made.

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