Is the NHS winter crisis a Conservative invention?
What does a crude search for articles containing both NHS and “winter crisis” in a newspaper database tell us about use of the term?
Will £500 million make any difference to the NHS at winter?
Government after government has considered £500 million plenty of money to boast about giving the NHS to help deal with the extra pressures of winter.
Accident and emergency: attendances and performance
In 2016/17 there were 23.4m A&E attendances in England. Recent years have seen more targets missed and longer waiting times than previous years.
SNP Manifesto: Accident and emergency
The facts about A&E in Scotland.
When was the four-hour A&E target last hit?
Has it been two years or three since the four-hour A&E target was hit? We took a look.
A&E waiting times
The number of people waiting four hours in all types of A&E in England in 2015/16 is higher than in 2010/11. More people are going to A&E but the percentage of people seen within four hours has also fallen.
A&E in England has never been busier
There were 2.5 million more attendances at English A&Es in 2016 compared with 2010.
Staffing in A&E
There are roughly 600 more A&E consultants, 1,500 more A&E doctors, and 2,000 more paramedics since 2010.
Are patients going to A&E instead of GPs?
It was estimated in 2010 that between 10% and 30% of cases attending A&E were of a type that could be seen by a GP.
A&E waiting times: better or worse?
More patients are being seen within four hours at A&E departments, but the percentage of visits processed within that time has been falling.