Commenting on the RCP London report Against the odds: Experiences from the NHS frontline, Dr Mark Holland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said:
“The RCP’s Against the odds report provides an excellent summary of the state of the NHS in England.
“The report tells us very little that we did not already know, however, it does provide an excellent overview of the problems.
“Coming as it does from the RCP, the report brings great authority to the debate which the Society for Acute Medicine welcomes and again asks when action will be taken by the government and NHS leaders to start to put things right.
“It appears that, for over two years, every independent voice involved in healthcare has been warning the government about the crisis in the NHS in England. We hope that this report will at last provide the catalyst for change.”