May gives no guarantee on NHS waiting times despite extra £20bn

PM admits performance in England is slipping as she fails to promise targets will be met

Theresa May has refused to guarantee that the NHS will get back to delivering A&E care, cancer treatment and planned operations within key waiting times despite its £20bn a year funding rise.

Asked on BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday whether the targets would be met in future, the prime minister admitted the NHS’s performance was “slipping” and blamed its inability to provide those types of care within the maximum waiting times on the fast-growing pressures it is under.

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