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The UK Statistics Authority has asked NHS England for ‘clearer Accident and Emergency (A&E) statistics’.

The UK Statistics Authority has asked NHS England for ‘clearer Accident and Emergency (A&E) statistics’.

Director general for regulation at the UK Statistics Authority Ed Humpherson said that an unpublished letter – seen by Healthcare Leader – from NHS Improvement in October about new pathways to trusts ‘may be having an impact on recording practice’.

The North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGS) saw an opportunity to reduce Accident and Emergency (A&E) attendances and admissions by increasing patient referrals.

The North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGS) saw an opportunity to reduce Accident and Emergency (A&E) attendances and admissions and increase patient referrals by 60%.

The problem

As A&E admissions and attendances have been increasing over the past years, the NHS has been struggling to cope with rising pressures.

The solution

A Conservative MP has asked health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt to ‘delay the introduction’ of Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs).

A Conservative MP has asked health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt to ‘delay the introduction’ of Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs).

In a letter, Dr Sarah Wollaston, Conservative MP for Totnes, wrote that ‘the Health Committee has taken the opportunity to hear evidence on the issues around the introduction of ACOs to the NHS’.

Concerns over ACOs

NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Walsall child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) saw an opportunity to reduce mental health (MH) waiting times.

NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Walsall child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) saw an opportunity to reduce mental health (MH) waiting times.

The problem

Around 20% of adolescents may experience MH problems in any given year and 50% of MH problems are established by age 14.

With a growing population and an increased awareness in MH and MH services, waiting lists were growing at a rapid speed.

The solution

The Duke of Cambridge has launched a nationwide scheme to help military veterans and their families to work in the NHS.

Prince William has launched a nationwide scheme to help military veterans and their families to work in the NHS.

Around 50 health trusts have signed up for the scheme to help veterans, their spouse and dependents in their career transition.

Additional funding destined to ensure a financially sustainable NHS has been used to cope with current pressures.

Additional funding earmarked to ensure a financially sustainable NHS has been used instead to cope with current pressures.

In 2016-17, the NHS got an extra £1.8bn from the Sustainability and Transformation Fund that was used to ‘rebalance its finance’, a National Audit Office (NAO) report revealed.

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