A&E waiting times
The maximum four-hour wait in A&E remains a key NHS commitment and is a standard contractual requirement for all NHS hospitals. However, the 95% target has been replaced and instead, operational performance trajectories were introduced for NHS providers in July 2016.
This indicator explores four-hour target breaches since 2004. For in-depth analysis of what's causing increasing A&E waits, see our report Focus on: A&E attendances.
See also our ‘latest data’ posts, which present the most up-to-date information on some key NHS performance measures as the data are released by NHS England.