A&E pressures

Fact checks regarding Ambulance and A&E waiting lists and admissions

18 November 2019

A&E waiting times have hit their worst levels on record

83.6% of patients attending A&E departments in England were admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours. That’s the lowest level on record, going back to 2010.

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A&E waiting times have hit their worst levels on record
15 October 2018

The UK foreign aid budget: what did the government spend in 2017?

An image saying foreign aid funding should be diverted to the NHS has gone viral. But is it right about the size of the UK government’s foreign aid budget?

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The UK foreign aid budget: what did the government spend in 2017?
31 May 2018

Accident and emergency: attendances and performance

In 2017 there were 23.6m A&E attendances in England. Recent years have seen more targets missed and longer waiting times than previous years.

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Accident and emergency: attendances and performance
21 March 2018

A&E performance: England v Wales

A higher percentage of A&E patients spend 12 hours in A&E in Wales than in England. Asking who is responsible for that is a complex question.

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A&E performance: England v Wales
19 February 2018

Could 18 million GP appointments be seen by pharmacists?

A survey of around 60 GPs found that 6% of appointments could have been dealt with at home or at a pharmacy, but we can’t say if it’s an accurate …

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Could 18 million GP appointments be seen by pharmacists?
24 January 2018

Fiddled A&E statistics?

Unpublished guidance to NHS Trusts has raised questions about whether A&E statistics can be trusted.

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Fiddled A&E statistics?
16 January 2018

Emergency admissions to hospitals from care homes are up 62%

Emergency admissions from care homes rose by 62% between 2010/11 and 2016/17. Overall emergency admissions rose by 11% in that time.

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Emergency admissions to hospitals from care homes are up 62%
12 January 2018

More ambulances are being delayed outside A&Es

One in six ambulances were delayed for over half an hour after arriving at A&Es in England in the first week of 2018.

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More ambulances are being delayed outside A&Es
15 November 2017

A&E waiting times: are they getting longer?

The number of A&E attendances has generally been increasing, with a smaller proportion being seen inside four hours.

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A&E waiting times: are they getting longer?
20 October 2017

An ageing population and A&E

The UK’s population is ageing and more people are going to A&E every year.

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An ageing population and A&E

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