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Listen in full: 'We may well pilot talk before you walk in A&E'

Full recording of NHS England’s comments on potentially barring patients from attending A&E without a referral

Pulse reported this morning that NHS England is considering pilots to stop walk-in patients attending A&E departments, requiring them to be referred by a GP or NHS 111.

The DH and NHS England have both denied the story saying it was ’it is wrong to suggest or imply that the NHS will do anything other than continue to provide A&E care for all patients who need it’

But NHS England subsequently ‘sincerely apologised’ for claiming the Pulse story was false.

You can make up your own minds by listening to the recording of NHS England’s medical director for integrated urgent care, Dr Helen Thomas, below.

 

 

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