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The response time for an emergency patient’s call is being considered as a performance criteria for ambulances services. In a shocking revelation, a team from the National Audit Office (NAO) has lambasted at the excessive time taken by the ambulance services to shift patients in the hands of their health care professional at A & E departments.
As per reports, an additional 15 minutes are being taken by the ambulance services to manage the movement of patients to hospital and further, lose information system installed in the NHS, add more stumble blocks for an efficient operation.
It’s believed that almost £165 million can be saved in a single year, in case 11 trusts imbibe best possible health management practices in totality.
However, government has appreciated the findings of the report which asserts that the targeted approach of the Labour government for performance measurement has been entangled in the already fixated system of health care services, cornering the priority of patients care.
Confirming the news, Health Minister Simon Burns claimed, “During their 13 years in power, Labour never bothered to consider the outcomes of NHS treatment for patients - instead, they left the NHS with a bloated bureaucracy and doctors and nurses tied up in red tape”.