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“No respite” for NHS as heatwave exacerbates pressure on services

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k3492 (Published 13 August 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3492
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Latest NHS performance figures show that the NHS continues to struggle against key performance targets.1 NHS leaders said that this summer’s heatwave in the UK had offered “no respite” and had put added pressure on already overstretched services.

Emergency attendances—In July 2018, 1.4 million people attended an emergency department in England, the highest number in a summer month since …

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