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King's Fund - Response to the latest winter situation report from NHS England

Richard Murray, Director of Policy at The King’s Fund, commented on the latest winter situation report from NHS England

‘Although this weekly data has not been fully validated, if it is right then hospital-bed occupancy – a good proxy for the pressure hospitals are under – has been at even higher levels than last year. Given that last winter was one of the most challenging that hospitals had faced for more than a decade, it is worrying that many hospitals are already under significant pressure as they struggle to cope with increasing demand for their services.’

Statistics » Winter Daily Situation Reports - NHS England

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The King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. We help to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learn, share knowledge and debate. Our vision is that the best possible health and care is available to all.

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