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

Data on this goes 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?

The government spent £13.9 billion on foreign aid in 2017.

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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?

GPs think some appointments could be dealt with by pharmacists. We don’t have enough evidence to confidently say how many could be.

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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Unpublished guidance to NHS Trusts has raised questions about whether A&E statistics can be trusted.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 to hospital from care homes are rising faster than emergency admissions overall in England.

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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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