Tag Archives: A&E

NHS 111. Again. Is it THE problem? And how much is it costing?

Two things to me seem obvious. No doctor likes NHS 111. Secondly if you open another gate to the NHS, more people will go through it! It’s worth remembering that NHS 111 replaced NHS Direct which had one medically trained person … Continue reading

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Rising ambulance call-outs: time to rethink the role of the paramedic

BBC Radio Sussex this morning picked up on the news from Friday that ambulance call-outs in the South East have almost doubled in the past seven years and that the ‘system is at breaking point’ according to the GMB union. … Continue reading

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The A&E debate: we should be treating the cause, not the symptom

Guest blog by Gail Beer, Director of Operations 2020health, in response to the announcement that struggling A&Es in England will receive a £500 million bail out from the government.  The whole A&E debate seems to be upside down to me.  We … Continue reading

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The A&E crisis is not about hospital staff and money – we must focus on the causes

Top of the news today is the ‘A&E crisis’. Before you get really worried, this ‘crisis’ is based on hospitals that are not meeting the 4 hour target. The system is NOT close to collapse. However, the solutions being put … Continue reading

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Lewisham A&E survives – why?

Matthew Kershaw had put together recommendations for delivering safe, high quality, affordable and financially and clinically sustainable health services for people previously served by the South London Healthcare NHS Trust and across south-east London. The recommendations were not a pick-and-mix … Continue reading

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Abolishing GP Practice Boundaries – Bad News For A&E Services

Heaving with more than 19.5 million attendances in England a year, stretched to breaking point and forever chasing targets, how are we supposed to sort the prolific mess of A&E? If you’ve ever been a patient seeking care or a … Continue reading

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