The Mail’s diabetes front page needs context
Type 2 diabetes sufferers make up one in 10 hospital admissions in England but a small fraction were admitted for type 2 diabetes as the main diagnosis.
How many migrants have registered with GPs in the last decade?
There were 6.5 million GP registrations by people whose last address was abroad between 2007 and 2017.
This claim about maternity units closing is misleading
Half of the NHS trusts in England that responded to an FOI were forced to close at least one of their maternity units temporarily in 2017.
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.
Are there 100,000 vacancies in the NHS?
There are a limited number of working visas available to non-EEA citizens. This means some international doctors have reportedly been denied them.
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.
NHS: More beds, more doctors, and more flu vaccines?
The number of hospital beds is falling but the number of doctors is going up.
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.
More people, more (NHS) problems?
Both the UK’s population and average life expectancy has increased since the founding of the NHS.
Are 40% of nurses leaving full-time work in their first year?
15% of new full-time nurses left full-time work in the year May 2016 to May 2017.