Posts Tagged ‘Winter pressures’

“NHS needs up to 10,000 more beds to meet demand pressures this winter”

Hospital A&E departments in England are on course for their worst winter on record and that up to 10,000 additional hospital beds will be needed for pa...

Less than a third of doctors are involved in planning for NHS winter pressures

Less than a third of doctors (29%) responding to a poll by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) said they had been asked to take part in planning for wint...

Ambulatory Emergency Care could prevent 14000 hospital stays this winter with investment

More widespread use of same-day emergency clinics could save at least 14,000 overnight hospital stays, a medical society has suggested. The Society for ...

House of Commons data briefing reveals true extent of winter pressures in 2017/2018

The NHS winter pressures in England in 2017/18 were the most intense on record, according to a House of Commons Library briefing. The briefing summarise...

New figures show NHS in “precarious position” to meet demands of next three months

Winter has hardly started for the NHS despite the apparent crisis and release of more damning statistics. This is the conclusion of one leading health e...

NHS England tells trusts to defer elective work and concentrate on the front door

NHS England has told hospitals to delay elective procedures and routine outpatient appointments to concentrate on emergency care. Up to 55,000 non-urgen...

AMRC launches guidance on how to cope with NHS winter pressures

New guidance has been issued to clinicians and hospital managers about the best way to cope with the additional pressures caused by the colder weather. ...

NHS trusts already full at the start of winter despite NHS England planning

NHS England data shows that trusts are already under significant pressure at the start of the winter period. The figures also show that hospitals in Eng...