Mike Farrar, NHS Confederation
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NHS chiefs' waiting times warning

Waiting times in the NHS in England are under pressure, according to health service managers.

The NHS confederation says it will become harder to treat patients quickly as financial pressures grow.

Patients have the right to expect routine treatment within 18 weeks.

Speaking to the BBC, the head of the NHS Confederation Mike Farrar says waiting times "may slip" and services deteriorate if action isn't taken.

  • 06 Jul 2011
  • From the section Health