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NHS 111 sending increasing number of callers to A&E and ambulances

Press release 22/02/2017

Numbers of NHS 111 callers sent to emergency services vary significantly around the country.

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Winter insight

Spotlight 07/02/2017

In a new short series, the Nuffield Trust is looking closely at some of the big issues behind pressure on the NHS in winter months.

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Black alert? Or many shades of OPEL

Blog post 06/01/2017Nigel Edwards

In this analysis from winter 2016/17, Nigel Edwards explains OPELs - a new system designed to help the NHS better understand winter pressures. OPEL figures revealed a third of hospitals in December 2016 issued serious alerts about their ability to meet patient pressures.

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Winter hospital bed pressures

Report 16/12/2016John Appleby

Kicking off a new data series on winter pressures, John Appleby presents the findings of a new analysis of bed occupancy levels from NHS England situation reports for last winter. The analysis suggests that the NHS could be on track for a very difficult winter this year.

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Nuffield Trust response to the Health Select Committee report on winter pressures

Press release 03/11/2016

Nigel Edwards comments on the latest report from the Health Select Committee on winter pressures.

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Winter pressures: what's going on behind the scenes?

Report 11/02/2016Dr Elizabeth Fisher | Holly Smith (Dorning)

In this latest analysis from QualityWatch, a joint Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation research programme, we track performance across 29 different indicators over the past five years to shine a light on the pressure hospital services experience in winter.

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Lessons from last year's A&E winter crisis

Briefing 10/12/2015

As winter fast approaches, Sasha Karakusevic and Mark Dayan take a closer look at where the £700 million was spent sorting out last year's winter pressures in the A&E. Although much of that money was put into additional hospital beds and staff, they argue for a more strategic approach this year, gi...

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NHS will struggle to cope this winter, new analysis finds

Press release 10/12/2015

Just 3.6 per cent of patients took up over a third of all bed capacity in acute hospitals in England last year, a new analysis by the Nuffield Trust of pressures on the NHS last winter has found.

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