Posts Tagged ‘A&E’

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...

“Action must be taken to address demand and relieve pressure on A&Es”

Attendances are up again on the previous year and it is evident that the system is in crisis - the pressures departments usually experience in winter are n...

Stafford hospital closes emergency department services to under 18s

The Emergency Department at County Hospital in Stafford has announced today that it will not be treating under-18s due to a lack of qualified staff. Any...

Workforce crisis in A&E departments pushes emergency services to the brink

Emergency departments are in crisis as the supply of doctors fails to keep pace with demand for them, a royal college has warned. The Royal College of E...

NHS England stats: “we see a worrying picture of the extreme pressure hospitals are under”

The number of patients suffering delayed discharge from hospital has hit record levels, according to the latest figures from NHS England. The figures hi...