Hospital winter pressures

Winter is often a challenging time for the NHS. How big a challenge, though? And what are the causes? We examine the issue in great depth and see what can be done to help improve the situation.

Spotlight

Published: 15/12/2016

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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NHS 111 sending increasing number of callers to A&E and ambulances 22/02/2017

Press release

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

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Our response to NHS performance statistics for December 2016 09/02/2017

Press release

Nuffield Trust Chief Economist and Director of Research John Appleby responds to today's figures.

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Black alert? Or many shades of OPEL 06/01/2017Nigel Edwards

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Winter hospital bed pressures 16/12/2016

Explainer

Kicking off a new data series on winter presssures, John Appleby presents the findings of a new analysis of bed occupancy levels from NHS En...

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Lessons from last year's A&E winter crisis 10/12/2015

Briefing

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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Winter pressures: what's going on behind the scenes? 11/02/2016Dr Elizabeth Fisher | Holly Dorning

Report

In this latest analysis from QualityWatch we track A&E performance across 29 different indicators over the past five years (from Spring 2010...

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Nuffield Trust response to the Health Select Committee report on winter pressures 03/11/2016

Press release

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

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NHS will struggle to cope this winter, new analysis finds 10/12/2015

Press release

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 Nuffie...

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