Delays at A&E hit worst level yet
Data leaked to the BBC show that A&E wards were hit with their worst delays in a decade last month. More than 60,000 people waited between 4 and 12 hours for a bed. There were a further 780 who waited over the recorded 12-hour limit.
Man died after being diverted away from Accident and Emergency
After going to accident and emergency on the advice the NHS 111 helpline, but when he arrived he was directed to a nurse who was working for a private healthcare company.
Prime Minster blames GPs for A&E crisis
The PM has ordered GPs to open seven days a week, and has blamed doctors who close early for the ongoing A&E crisis.
What are the most commonly missed bone fractures
Research says that one in 100 people will break a bone every year in the UK and more than half of the 20 million people visiting A&E must have an x-ray. In 2002 the British Medical Journal published a study that showed junior doctors in A&E miss up to 39 per cent of fractures and clinically significant abnormalities on X-rays.
When Should You Make a Claim Against an A and E Department
As one of the busiest and most unpredictable parts of a hospital, the A&E department is a well-known area of medical care. We’ve all got an idea of how it works in our heads, as TV shows, movies and documentaries regularly display the successes and perils of working and visiting this department. However, the facts and figures give a true insight into what it's really like.