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Was the NHS overwhelmed last winter?

Report 28/06/2022Dr Elizabeth Fisher | Sarah Scobie

Throughout the pandemic, politicians and other policymakers have emphasised the need to protect the NHS from collapse or overwhelm: even before Covid-19, the health service struggled to stay above water given worsening capacity, staffing and demand issues, especially during the colder months. So wha...

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Is it becoming winter all year round for the NHS?

Blog post 10/10/2019Sarah Scobie

With new performance statistics laying bare the stark pressures facing the NHS and their impact on patients, Sarah Scobie takes a closer look at the health service’s September struggles.

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Professor John Appleby responds to latest NHS performance figures

Press release 10/01/2019

Those in charge of the NHS must answer the big question of whether it is going to start actually meeting its commitments, or scrap and replace them.

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Winter 2017/18: the worst ever for the NHS?

Blog post 24/05/2018Dr Elizabeth Fisher | Leonora Merry

Long read: Whether the recent winter was the worst ever for the NHS in England has been asked a lot. Liz Fisher and Leonora Merry explore further.

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Nigel Edwards responds to latest NHS performance figures

Press release 12/04/2018

New statistics show that despite impressive achievements in reducing delayed transfers of care from hospital, only 5 major A&E departments met the four-hour A&E target last month.

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Our response to new data briefing on NHS winter pressures

Press release 04/04/2018

Briefing shows hospitals in England have been opening an average of 5-and-a-half extra hospitals’ worth of beds every day this winter.

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No sign of recovery for NHS, says Nuffield Trust

Press release 08/03/2018

At our Health Policy Summit last week, Simon Stevens said it is likely February will turn out to have been the most pressurised month the NHS has seen. Today’s figures, sadly, do little to disprove that.

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Nigel Edwards responds to weekly winter and monthly performance statistics

Press release 11/01/2018

New figures clearly reveal why the NHS is under such extraordinary pressure this winter.

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John Appleby responds to weekly winter operational statistics

Press release 04/01/2018

New statistics show the health service is likely to face another three months of exceptional need for care but it is starting from a precarious position.

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Labour right to predict a grim winter for the NHS, but one-off bung won't solve it

Press release 25/09/2017

Nigel Edwards responds to the Labour Party’s call for a £500 million NHS winter bailout fund.

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