Posts Tagged ‘A&E’

RCEM calls for extra consultants as part of new emergency medicine strategy

A royal college is calling for an extra 2,200 emergency medicine consultants to reach safe, sustainable staffing levels as part of its plan to improve emer...

Quality of A&E services threatened by many STPs, research warns

Closing A&E departments can affect the performance of other units that remain within the same region, research warns. The report, by the Centre for ...

Hunt demands NHS hospitals hit A&E waiting targets following Budget bungs

January was the worst month on record for hospital A&E departments, with more patients than ever waiting over four hours to be seen, official figures h...

Only a third of MPs believe that A&E departments are adequately resourced

Only a third of MPs believe that A&E departments are adequately resourced, according to a poll. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine reveals just...

Reaction to PM saying there’s no crisis in the NHS and extra funding isn’t the answer

Dr Mark Porter, BMA council chair “Two key figures in the NHS have admitted what we already know: there is not enough money to fund our health service...

Evidence of looming crisis for NHS as worst weeks for patient numbers approach

A winter crisis is looming large for the NHS as a larger than expected increase in patient demand puts trusts under pressure. A Nuffield Trust review of...

Emergency Departments in the NHS already suffering from increased winter pressures

A report from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine shows that Emergency Departments are already under greater winter pressure than last year – with wi...

“Offering rhetoric instead of funding does nothing to fix ED problems”

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine is extremely disappointed by the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. We, along with other parties, have repeatedly ...

“We need an A&E transformation fund and much improved funding of social care”

Richard Humphries, Assistant Director of Policy at The King’s Fund We welcome the Health Select Committee’s report which highlights the increasing p...

A&E will be in permanent winter until shortfall in social care addressed

The Government urgently needs to address the underfunding of adult social care to relieve pressure on A&E departments, says a Health Committee report. ...

A&E could collapse this winter as attendance figures continue to rise

One in 10 patients are now waiting for over four hours in A&E during June, July and August in English hospitals. Government figures reveal that A&am...