NHS pressures

Fact checks about waiting lists, unpaid overtime and availability of health care services

27 February 2017

Are there more nurses on our wards?

We don’t have figures specifically for the total number of nurses on hospital wards.

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Are there more nurses on our wards?
22 February 2017

Hospitals: safety versus quality

The Prime Minister and leader of the opposition clashed over the number of hospitals which are unsafe and how many are good or outstanding during Prime Minister’s Questions. We factchecked …

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Hospitals: safety versus quality
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

Has the number of people using mental health services increased?

Changes to the way these figures are gathered means we don’t know for sure how the number of people accessing mental health services has changed between 2010/11 and 2014/15.

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Has the number of people using mental health services increased?
24 August 2016

Is there a shortage of maternal mental health services?

Figures show that 39% of CCGs have no community mental health provision for pregnant or new mothers.

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Is there a shortage of maternal mental health services?

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