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NHS thanks staff for record winter performance

NHS staff provided timely, high quality care to a record numbers of people in England this winter, according to official figures.

The hard work of frontline staff combined with ongoing improvements to how the NHS provides care meant over 380,000 more patients were treated within four hours in A&E than over winter last year, overall A&E performance improved, and long waits for routine surgery fell for the eighth month in a row.

Ambulance services also responded to the most urgent calls faster, with fewer delays handing over patients to hospital teams. More....