Tag: A&E

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Responding to today’s NHS performance figures from NHS England and numerous recent reports about winter pressure on the health and care system and an A&E crisis, Stephen Dalton, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “Pressure on A&E departments is…

Local hospital services

A small rise in duty imposed on alcohol sold in retail outlets, pubs and restaurants, of just 1% above inflation, might cut violence-fuelled A&E (emergency care department) visits in England and Wales by an annual 6000, suggests research published online…

Health care needs in older people

Care must be driven by the needs of individuals rather than rigid institutions and structures. That is the main message from an independent report published today. The Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older people is calling for a fundamental…

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As winter bites care homes are coming under increased pressure to support the NHS by providing a layer of intermediate care that will help reduce the burden on acute hospital services. Traditionally however care home residents experience 40-50%1 more emergency…

Hospital care

Annual admission rates 2% lower than expected in areas with more restrictive policies. Tighter local alcohol licensing curbs are linked to fewer drink-related hospital admissions in these areas, reveals research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.…

As more than 80 fatalities in Britain every day are caused by respiratory diseases, such as the flu, one British-based company is urging more GPs to communicate the importance of flu vaccinations this winter. With UK death toll figures for…