Winter of Discontent
Pressure on the NHS is predicted to be higher than ever this winter – and diagnostics are part of the solution
Simon Parker | | Opinion
Winter is a particularly tough time for UK NHS trusts and GP practices. This year is likely to be no exception, with the British Medical Association (BMA) predicting that the NHS is “almost certain to endure the most pressurized winter on record,” with increased emergency admissions, more trolley waits, and an increased number of emergency department stays longer than four hours. The BMA advises that the “government must act now to prevent an unprecedented NHS crisis” (1).
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