Top doctor warns, NHS winter crisis will carry on until Easter

Full story in the iNews, 20 March 2018

The NHS “winter crisis” will drag on until at least Easter, the Society of Acute Medicine has warned. The health service was “brought to its knees” over the colder months, according to the Society, which represents hospital specialists in acute medicine. Its president, Dr Nick Scriven, said that recent winters have been getting “progressively worse” for the NHS. “With the general population trends along with the constant reduction in acute hospital beds, every winter has been getting progressively worse in the NHS and this year the flu surge brought it to its knees,” he said.