“While we’re having this conversation, I guarantee you there’s someone on the floor waiting for an ambulance to arrive,” Dr Adrian Boyle, incoming president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, said at the launch. of the Independent Discussion about current scope NHS crisis.
Dr Boyle warned: “24 Hours on A&E is no longer a documentary, it’s a lifestyle.”
under the chairmanship of the health correspondent Rebecca ThomasWednesday evening’s panel also included Sarah Tilsed, Head of Patient Partnerships for the Patients’ Association, Dr Leila McKay, Director of Policy at the NHS Confederation and Samuel LovettSenior News Correspondent independent.
The session not only explored the crisis in A&E, but also those facing GP services, mental health and social care.
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The A virtual eventEntitled Breaking point: exposing the true scale of the NHS crisis, it looked at the root causes of problems facing health services, such as workforce shortages and neglect of social care.
The panel considered whether patients seek private medical care. Also, the level of NHS funding, although increased, has been below inflation, so the real gains are yet to be seen, but how do we ask the taxpayer to pay more for a failing service?
As reports mount of the NHS entering summer crisis, solutions must be sought.
Amid the political turmoil facing the country, our panellists considered all these questions and answered what the NHS needs to see from its next government and health secretary.
Highlight: revealing the true scale of the NHS crisis
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’24 hours in A&E is no longer a documentary, it’s a way of life’: Expert panel discusses NHS crisis
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