Matt Hancock tells BBC Radio 5 Live the government should be judged on "the right target".
3 wards at my local hospital were closed and turned into offices for the target makers/assessors/checkers and their admin staff.
Bed shortage at same hospital , yes there does need to be some accountability for op waits etc but not the be all and end all of the NHS. How much of NHS budget is given over to these pen pushers that could and should be used for the underpaid clinical staff ?.
Entrance lobby at each hospital should have a senior nurse to check peeps first and send them packing if it is a sore back/cut finger/corn on big toe etc to free A&E for incoming ambulance with patients who have REAL need , one or two already do this.