Royal College tells NHS England to copy NHS Scotland and tell the truth

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine, in its call for a ‘Summer to Recover‘ campaign, outlines a series of recommendations to ensure that Emergency Departments do not become the system failure service this winter.

The above, from 4 key requests, will strike a chord with TuS regulars. For more than a year now, I’ve been reporting on NHS Scotland’s superior A&E performance and noting that the gap is almost certainly even greater because NHS England fiddles its data.

For any who have missed this, the gap is probably even greater because.

  1. BBC Scotland has accused NHS England of fiddling the figures by selection which departments are included: https://fullfact.org/health/fiddled-accident-emergency-statistics/
  2. NHS England starts the clock again after patients are admitted while NHS Scotland counts from arrival in A&E: https://inews.co.uk/news/health/nhs-england-covering-up-true-scale-of-12-hour-hospital-waits-1335856

With particular regard to the more than 12-hour waits experienced by some, in Scotland, typically around 120 out of 28 000 do in a month, 0.43%.

https://beta.isdscotland.org/find-publications-and-data/health-services/hospital-care/nhs-performs-weekly-update-of-emergency-department-activity-and-waiting-time-statistics/

NHS England claims only around 500 out of 400 000, 0.125% wait for more than 12 hours but as the RCEM and indeed, we all know, they’re starting the clock again after admission to a ward. Most of the MSM allow this deception.

https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/ae-waiting-times-and-activity/ae-attendances-and-emergency-admissions-2021-22/

6 thoughts on “Royal College tells NHS England to copy NHS Scotland and tell the truth

  1. WHY DO ALL THREE OTHER NOT CARRY OUT CHECKS IN SAME MANNER AS NHS ENGLAND WHEN REPORTING
    (and the true figures in brackets we currently declare)

    WE CAN PLAY SILLY BUGGERS AS WELL
    AS LONG AS WE DECLARE TRUE FIGURES

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  2. Interesting. Admission to a ward can take hours, so in England the stats could be much worse than they are saying, I guess that is the point of this article.
    The Tories and red Tories are running England’s NHS into the ground, similar to what the Labour branch office HQ’d in London, tried to do to Scotland’s NHS, when they were at the helm at Holyrood. They must never be allowed to restart the destruction of Scotland’s health service, or anything else, ever again.

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    1. I see that Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) is reporting that his video clips of the PM in the Commons have now had 23 million views.

      He is asking via twitter: “Perhaps @BBCNews @BBCBreakfast can explain why Boris Johnson’s rampant lying in Parliament is news in France but not in the UK?”

      This comes as he also highlights Caroline Lucas MP warning that ‘it is becoming “impossible” for the government to be held to account when the PM “systematically lies at the dispatch box with impunity”.’

      See: https://twitter.com/PeterStefanovi2/status/1406689360767029250

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      1. Thanks Stewart.

        Brexit has emboldened the Tories and their red Tory pals, and it’s terrifying, because they are functioning as a regime now, not a government.

        Scotland is at the mercy of these far right wing disaster capitalists. Even the simple fact that the people of Scotland were told in 2014, in no uncertain terms, that they would be chucked out of the EU if they voted ‘yes’, should be enough to make the soft no voters angry, and awaken them to the utter lies of the English government, or are they still OK with the disaster capitalist rule from the next door country?
        The lies about the EU etc, back then should be enough to secure an independence referendum, I hope Mike Russell reminds people about the disgusting BritNats’ lies they were told in 2014, it would be a start at least. People tend to forget, so let’s remind them at every turn.

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