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Simon Stevens says senior doctors are urging better care for major health emergencies

A “tougher and faster” set of waiting-time standards is needed for some patients attending accident and emergency departments, the NHS England chief executive has said.

The four-hour A&E waiting-time target was not well understood, Simon Stevens said on Monday as he discussed the the NHS’s £20bn 10-year plan, which will launch on Monday, pledging to transform the health service.

Stevens told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “On A&E services, we think we actually need a tougher, faster set of standards for some major conditions than we’ve got at the moment.

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The Guardian

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