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20 January 2020

Jeremy Hunt muddled the numbers on botched surgeries

The former health secretary said the NHS operates on the wrong part of someone’s body four times a day. It’s actually four times a week.

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Jeremy Hunt muddled the numbers on botched surgeries
16 January 2020

Up to 260 UK patients per year experience vision loss because of healthcare delays

Glaucoma is the most common main diagnosis for such patients.

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Up to 260 UK patients per year experience vision loss because of healthcare delays
11 December 2019

Are NHS waiting lists the longest they have ever been now?

This article is part of our Ask Full Fact series on the 2019 general election, answering your questions about the election, from claims the main parties are making to what …

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Are NHS waiting lists the longest they have ever been now?
13 August 2019

We can’t say patients are waiting over two weeks to see a GP on average

Reports that the average wait to see GPs has passed the two-week mark aren’t based on reliable evidence.

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We can’t say patients are waiting over two weeks to see a GP on average
11 July 2019

Is the NHS introducing price lists for treatments?

A “price list” for a select range of treatments attracted a lot of headlines. But these are only if the patient doesn’t qualify to have the treatment on the NHS …

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Is the NHS introducing price lists for treatments?
9 July 2019

Are three million more patients using good or outstanding hospitals?

This is how many more admissions there were in 2017/18 to hospital trusts which improved their rating to good or outstanding between 2013 and 2019, than admissions to trusts with …

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Are three million more patients using good or outstanding hospitals?
8 February 2019

It’s unclear exactly how NHS England plans to save 500,000 lives

NHS England hasn’t published much detail on how it calculated the figure.

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It’s unclear exactly how NHS England plans to save 500,000 lives
23 May 2018

Winter 2017/18: the worst ever for the NHS?

In collaboration with the Nuffield Trust we looked at whether or not this winter was the worst ever for the NHS in England.

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Winter 2017/18: the worst ever for the NHS?
17 May 2018

NHS viral image factcheck

This viral graphic on the NHS since 2010 has been shared over 11,000 times on social media, but how many of its claims are correct?

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NHS viral image factcheck
24 January 2018

Fiddled A&E statistics?

Unpublished guidance to NHS Trusts has raised questions about whether A&E statistics can be trusted.

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Fiddled A&E statistics?

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