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Hospitals miss two-week target for seeing specialist for only second time since records began, as delays in treatment rise.
Guardian investigation highlights severe understaffing at Royal Berkshire, Royal Surrey County and Frimley Health trusts.
Health secretary tells MPs only people with urgent health problems should be expected to be seen within that period.
Senior doctor calls health service ‘broken’ after deaths of two patients left to wait on trolleys at Worcestershire Royal hospital.
People with non-urgent conditions may be neglected amid long waiting times, leading to acute problems, warns head of GPs’ body.
Some paediatric units now at 115% capacity, warns doctors’ body.
Theresa May urged to boost funding or ration care to head off escalating cash crisis and avoid ‘1990s-style decline’.
Ahead of the spending review, 10 London mental health trusts warn against raiding their budgets to plug funding shortfalls in acute hospitals
Bed shortages and cancelled operations loom in NHS emergency.
Tameside, Greater Manchester, to join other hospitals in opening food bank, with staff trained to spot signs of poor nutrition.