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Winter crisis is now the 'year-round norm', says BMA

The NHS is in a year-round crisis which requires the next government to immediately increase NHS funding to the levels seen in France, Germany and other comparable states, the BMA has said.The NHS is in a year-round crisis which requires the next government to immediately increase NHS funding to the levels seen in France, Germany and other comparable states, the BMA has said.

Analysis published by the BMA today shows that NHS Trust’s performance this winter hit record lows, despite mild weather and no major flu or norovirus outbreaks.

Bed occupancy, delayed transfers of care and waits at A&E are all increasing and are set to get worse, but the Government has said it will no longer be bound by waiting times targets.

The BMA is demanding the next government quit ‘ducking this crisis’ and:

  • Invests in workforce to better retain doctors;
  • Prioritises career-long training;
  • Halts the repeated breaches on safe bed occupancy levels;

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