BBC News today is using the wrong A&E figures again to suggest the other nations are in the same sinking boat.
It’s been a while since I’ve seen this use of the wrong data. The correct figure should be 64% for NHS England.
In February 2020, I explained:
Only Type 1 A&E departments are full resuscitation, consultant-led and comparable with those in the rest of the UK. Type 2 and 3 are small drop-in minor injury sections in hospital with no A&E. NHS England, alone, collect the data for these and use them to generate fake data which much of our MSM just accept. The Guardian, the Independent and Channel 4 have changed after being contacted by ‘us.’ I’ve explained to several BBC reporters but they ignore the evidence.
And, NHS England A&E data, even if they use only the directly comparable Type 1 data, are further fiddled:
NHS England also has the dubious practice of restarting the clock after patients are admitted whereas in Scotland counting continues from first arrival. See this: