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NHS pressures

The latest data and evidence on the perilous state of the NHS.

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NHS pressures

The BMA continues to highlight the latest data and evidence directly from doctors on the current pressures being faced by the NHS. We also provide BMA members facing overwork and fatigue with guidance and individual support.

Key issues

  • St Marys/Hammersmith Hospitals 21-12-16
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    NHS pressures - what are the issues?

    Throughout 2018, we highlighted the serious impact of the woeful underfunding of the NHS, with rapidly growing demand wholly outstripping capacity.

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    Pressure points in the NHS

    The NHS in England is struggling to meet targets. See the data, our analysis and check the heatmap.

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    Your winter pressure stories

    Last winter we used your experiences, more than 160 individual stories in total, to paint a picture of a health service under extreme pressure. Read our resulting feature, which was shortlisted for a national award.

NHS pressures - share your experiences

St Marys/Hammersmith Hospitals 21-12-16
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We are looking for your experiences of life on the frontline of the NHS during winter, with demand on services likely to soar.

Your first-hand account of life working in the NHS during winter 2018/19 could make all the difference as we continue to call for better working conditions for staff and urge the Government to adequately support the NHS.

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Media coverage

Mobile and devices

The NHS crisis has been widely reported in the national media.

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