Access Targets

Access Targets

The collective term for an NHS Plan (UK) which sets various targets for improving and modernising certain health services, so called because they relate to how people can benefit from services.
Example First visit with a healthcare professional after booking an appointment—target, 48 hours.
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3) The Government's faster access targets can do something to help with this, (4) as well as Whanau Ora partnerships for increased community linkage to service.
Attend to gain actionable strategies into the expansion of IAPT to new areas including severe mental illness (SMI), learn how services are successfully meeting recovery and access targets, and developing their workforces and adopting new technologies to increase access to therapy.
Foundation trusts will be regulated according to how well they meet the new government access targets for mental health being introduced next year, bringing mental health standards more in line with other services.
Feb 2014 the Betsi Board entered on their Corporate Risk Register "Failure to attain cancer access targets potentially causing harm to patients.
In a scheme similar to the food hygiene rating "scores on the doors", surgeries in the Aneurin Bevan Health Board area are awarded an A every time they meet one of five key access targets.
We have no alternative but to find more economic ways of delivering healthcare, while at the same time improving quality of service and improved access targets.
She said: "The fee plan system must demand that institutions meet ambitious widening access targets, commit to delivering comprehensive information for students and take concrete steps to secure an excellent student experience before any of them can charge above pounds 4,000 a year.
The Government proposals include a guarantee that elective surgery will be performed within the recommended clinical timeframe, the four-hour national access targets will be established in Emergency Departments, the Government will pay for better health outcomes rather than merely fee-for-service through plans for individualised diabetes case management, and the Government will assume full responsibility for aged care in Australia.
Produced by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, this background paper reviews progress in combating HIV/AIDS in the Asian Pacific region in line with international commitments, with particular attention to the Universal Access targets developed for low and concentrated epidemic countries through regional and civil society consultations in 2006.
However, countries in this region have established ambitious universal access targets and rates of access are increasing.
The BMA's Don MacKechnie said: "Staff are working exceptionally hard to meet access targets.
A third of those questioned said figures were manipulated to meet the access targets.