Emergency Departments in the UK

A major part of NHS North West London’s case for removing our A&E departments is that we have too many of them. As they have said themselves:

“We have more A&E departments per head of population than other parts of the country and this makes it harder to ensure enough senior staff are available. (Pre-Consultation Business Case Vol 1, thumb p51)”

“NW London has more A&E departments per head of population than other parts of the country and this makes it harder to ensure enough senior staff are available to provide adequate cover. (Pre-Consultation Business Case Vol 2, p91)”

However, this is not true.

 

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Mark Spencer Interview with Ealing Gazette

Mark Spencer is the Medical Director of NHS NW London - here  the Ealing Campaign chair counters the information he gave to the Ealing Gazette earlier this summer:

1.Ealing Gazette (EG): If this is such a good idea why do so many GPs seem to be against it?

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Shaping an uncertain future

By Mark Honigsbaum, try lecturer in Medical History at Zurich University and Shepherds Bush Resident.

For all that people moan about hospital waiting times and the quality of medical care available under the NHS we forget that the Britain’s health service is unique. Indeed, look no other country in the world can boast that it makes such a wide array of medical services freely available to all its citizens at the point of need.

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