Winter pressures in the NHS

Winter is a challenging time for the NHS, but how big a challenge is it? And what are the causes? Here we examine the issue in depth and see what can be done to help improve the situation.


Published: 15/12/2016

Figures show we could be on track for 100,000 trolley waits 14/11/2019

Press release

Responding to today’s NHS performance statistics from NHS England, Prof John Appleby warns that the next Government will immediately be fa...

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Combined Performance Summary: September–October 2019 14/11/2019Jessica Morris

Latest data QualityWatch

Our monthly round-up of the latest NHS performance data.

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Number of ambulance diverts from A&E doubled this winter 07/04/2017

Press release

Analysis finds A&E units closed to ambulances almost 500 times in just three months this winter.

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Winter hospital bed pressures 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 Eng...

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Lessons from last year's A&E winter crisis 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...

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