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

Nuffield Trust: new figures show just how bad a winter the NHS is having 08/02/2018

Press release

The number of patients waiting on trolleys has reached its highest rate since records began.

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Nigel Edwards responds to weekly winter and monthly performance statistics 11/01/2018

Press release

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 04/01/2018

Press release

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

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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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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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Winter hospital bed pressures 16/12/2016John Appleby

Report

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

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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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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