||<p>NHS England published the clinically-led review of standards interim report on
11 March 2019. The full report and recommendations from the NHS National Medical Director
can be found at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/clinical-review-nhs-access-standards/"
</p><p>These proposals will now be rigorously field tested, to gather further evidence
on clinical, operational, workforce and financial implications. Alongside field-testing,
a review panel will undertake extensive engagement across the wider health system
ahead of presenting the evidence and making final recommendations to the Government.
Staff bodies, patient groups and others will be involved in the testing and development
of the proposals before finalising recommendations.</p><p> </p><p>A final report will
be published in the autumn, after which final recommendations will be implemented
more widely, and full implementation beginning in spring 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The standards
are set out in the Handbook to the NHS Constitution and we will update the Handbook
as necessary to reflect any changes to standards. There is no requirement to hold
a consultation to make changes to the handbook.</p>