NHS being overwhelmed despite best efforts of staff, says NHS Confederation

Nick Ville

In response to NHS England’s monthly performance statistics, Nick Ville, director of policy at the NHS Confederation said: 

“These statistics are further proof that, despite treating more patients than ever before, the NHS is being overwhelmed.  

“Hospitals and other local services are facing huge increases in demand at a time of constrained funding and 100,000 staff vacancies. Despite local NHS trusts working harder and more effectively than ever, we are seeing far higher A&E attendances and admissions than at the same point last year. 

“NHS staff are being placed under considerable pressure and everyone knows this cannot go on. We need to find a more sustainable way of providing care to a growing and ageing population.

“The leadership of the NHS recognises this and the Long Term Plan, with its emphasis on joined-up community care, should help us take a major step forward in improving patient care and relieving pressure on staff at the frontline.”

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