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The situation in accident and emergency departments


The Health and Social Care Committee will examine pressures on emergency care and whether they contributed to the high number of excess deaths reported for the last week of December.

In a topical session to be held later in January, the President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Dr Adrian Boyle will be questioned about his suggestion that long waits in A&E were linked to increased deaths.

Senior leaders from NHS England will also appear before the Committee to give their analysis of the extent to which pressures on Accident and Emergency departments might have played a part and to examine some of the solutions to relieve winter pressures.

Other witnesses called to give evidence: Chris Hopson Chief Strategy Officer NHS England, Professor Julian Redhead, National Clinical Director for Urgent and Emergency Care NHSE, and Vin Diwakar, Medical Director National Transformation NHSE.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Tuesday 24 January 2023.

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