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Earlier today
NHS 111 mental health crisis support now live in West London West London NHS Trust (Press Release)13:14
Yesterday
Urgent need to tackle 'delayed discharges' Clinical Services Journal14:54 18-Apr-24
32,500 fewer hospital beds in 2 years ANSAMED.info12:06 18-Apr-24
Pre-election blog: Private sector capacity and the NHS workforce crisis Chartered Society of Physiotherapy11:28 18-Apr-24
In the last 7 days
NHS urges Lincolnshire people to book winter vaccines with only two weeks left for online bookings Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (Press Release)10:28 16-Apr-24
Mersey Care's winter plan helps relieve pressures on NHS Cheshire and Merseyside services Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust (Press Release)12:27 15-Apr-24
In the last month
Call NHS 111 if you are experiencing a mental health crisis Sheffield Health and Social Care (Press Release)09:08 9-Apr-24
Mental health absences adding to NHS staffing crisis UNISON (Press Release)08:13 7-Apr-24
Now Live: NHS 111 Mental Health Crisis Response Service East London NHS Foundation Trust (Press Release)10:55 2-Apr-24
Joint project in Millom uses NHS Population Health Funding to help over 1600 residents stay well in winter University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (Press Release)16:09 28-Mar-24
Karin Smyth MP to Sir Robert Chote – hospital beds UK Statistics Authority13:09 21-Mar-24
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Get the latest news on the crisis faced by the UK's National Health Service, with breaking NHS news from the leading sources on the NHS.

NHS crisis is a term used to describe the situation of the National Health Service (NHS) in England, which is facing what health leaders say is the worst crisis in its history. The NHS is struggling with a severe shortage of staff, especially doctors and nurses, which is putting patients at serious risk of harm. The NHS is also under pressure from rising demand for its services, especially during the winter months, when there is an increase in cases of Covid-19, flu and other respiratory illnesses. The NHS crisis has been decades in the making, as a result of long-standing problems such as a squeeze on funding, an ageing population, and a lack of social care. The NHS crisis has led to long waiting times for patients, cancelled operations, overcrowded wards, and critical incidents declared by hospital trusts and ambulance services.


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