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Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee


BBC Look North Over crowding at Accident & Emergency Departments

Image Over crowding at Accident & Emergency Departments

Gail Beer, Director of Operations at 2020health, featured on BBC Look North discussing over crowding at Accident & Emergency departments. As a former nurse and Executive Director of an NHS Trust, from her experience merely asking people not to turn up at A&E because they are busy is not the solution to over crowding. She said it is reactive rather than solving the problem and the NHS need to provide good services that enable people to easily access the right kind of care when they need it and feel at their most vulnerable.

Emergency Hospital Admissions…..does the admission route matter ?

Guest blog by Dr Iseult Roche

A&E direct hospital admissions have increased since 2002 and new research (published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine) also shows emergency admissions via GP’s have fallen in the same period of 2002-11. However, why this increase has happened is “unclear”….