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Commons Briefing Papers

15.03.2016NHS Scotland Statistics
How does the NHS perform in Scotland? Key statistics and trends on A&E waiting times, ambulance performance, waiting times (including for diagnostic tests, cancer and mental health), workforce, bed occupancy, delayed discharges, healthcare associated infections and health expenditure
04.03.2016NHS Winter Pressures 2015/16 - Weekly Update
Weekly update on NHS winter pressures facing acute hospital trusts in England. Includes data for accident and emergency diverts, bed days lost to Norovirus closures and general and acute bed occupancy.
02.03.2016Commons Library analysis: Policing and Crime Bill 2015-16
The Policing and Crime Bill 2015-16 has its second reading on 7 March 2016. It includes provisions covering collaboration between police and fire services; reforms to the police complaints and discipline systems; new safeguards for pre-charge bail; powers for police staff and volunteers; and changes to firearms law. This briefing analyses the Bill and the policy background, and provides some relevant comment.
02.03.2016NHS Wales Statistics
How does the NHS perform in Wales? Key statistics and trends on hospital attendance and waiting lists, accident and emergency waiting times, ambulance quality, waiting times for diagnostic tests, cancer waiting times, staff numbers, delayed transfers of care, bed occupancy and expenditure.
17.07.2015Accident and Emergency Statistics
What statistics are available on Accident & Emergency facilities in the UK and what do they show? This note provides summaries and visualisations of a wide range of NHS A&E trends, including: levels of attendance over time; attendance by age, and various measures of waiting times.
14.04.2014Accident and Emergency Performance: England 2013/14
How many people attended accident and emergency departments in 2013/14? What was the pattern of A&E attendance across the year and across the country? How do NHS trusts compare on key performance metrics such as waiting times?

Early Day Motions

That this House notes that, whilst the Lifeboat Service has been exempt from VAT on fuel costs since 1977, a similar privilege has not been afforded to the Air Ambulance Service; further ...
That this House expresses concern at the replacing of conventional two-person crewed ambulances with single-staffed fast response vehicles, a practice which is currently occurring in ...
That this House applauds the invaluable work undertaken by specialist trauma response teams that provide life-saving and expert treatment to patients at the incident location; notes ...
That this House notes that many ambulance trusts have removed from ambulance technicians the authorisation to administer diazepam to patients who are experiencing a serious fit; is ...
That this House notes with alarm the number of assaults on paramedics in the UK; expresses deep concern that in 2006-07 there were 1,006 physical assaults against ambulance staff in ...


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