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Patients urged to lobby MPs over emergency department crisis

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 08 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1129
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has urged patients to write to their MP asking for action to tackle the crisis facing emergency departments across England.1

The college said that it had made the intervention in light of the latest performance figures from NHS England,2 which show that in February just 76.9% of major emergency departments achieved the target to treat 95% of patients within four hours. This was the worst performance against the target since it was established. The …

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