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SAM PRESIDENT WARNS ‘SYSTEM ON A KNIFE-EDGE’

Following the release on the latest NHS performance data today, Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said:

“When we talk about the NHS at the moment, all we can say and see is pressure, pressure and more pressure – the system is on a knife-edge.

“This week alone frontline staff from across the UK are reporting theirs hospitals are ‘imploding’, there is’ carnage on the ground’ and they are run off their feet.

“Some hospitals are already cancelling planned surgery and that is something patients will face increasingly over the winter months.”

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