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#waitless App: New NHS waiting times app will show patients how to find hospitals with the shortest A&E queue


A new NHS waiting times app will soon see patients choose where they seek urgent treatment.


Under the new rules, patients will be able to view live accident and emergency times via a phone app called WaitLess and choose which hospital to travel to.

It is hoped that the new feature, which also allows patients to view the time it would take to arrive at their chosen hospital, will help over-strained A&E departments tackling the growing problem of treatment waiting times.

With A&E departments being able to treat those in need of urgent medical attention, the app could soon revoltionise how treatments are carried out in the country.

The introduction of the new app comes after NHS England announced it might scrap its four-hour A&E waiting time target and introduce plans to prioritise the sickest patients for swift treatment.

Currently hospitals try to treat all patients within the dedicated time limit.

Stephen Powis, the NHS medical director, told The Times: 'Tech like WaitLess can help patients with less serious illnesses be seen more quickly.' 

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