A&E pressures

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

29 September 2017

Is the term 'NHS winter crisis' becoming more common?

What does a crude search for articles containing both NHS and “winter crisis” in a newspaper database tell us about use of the term?

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Is the term 'NHS winter crisis' becoming more common?
29 September 2017

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.

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Will £500 million make any difference to the NHS at winter?
30 May 2017

SNP Manifesto: Accident and emergency

On average A&E departments in Scotland do perform better against the main waiting time target than those in the rest of the UK, although they’re still missing targets.

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SNP Manifesto: Accident and emergency
11 May 2017

When was the four-hour A&E target last hit?

The four hour A&E target hasn’t been met in England since July 2015, and the last time it was met over a full year was in 2013/14. The target hasn't …

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When was the four-hour A&E target last hit?
26 April 2017

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 …

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A&E waiting times
10 February 2017

A&E in England has never been busier

There were 2.5 million more attendances at English A&Es in 2016 compared with 2010.

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A&E in England has never been busier
8 February 2017

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.

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Staffing in A&E
31 January 2017

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.

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Are patients going to A&E instead of GPs?
11 January 2017

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.

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A&E waiting times: better or worse?

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