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Is the NHS in crisis?

The NHS has come under increasing pressure, some hospitals are cancelling cancer operations, treating adults in children wards and closing birthing centres. The number of major alerts have increased and hospitals are struggling to see patients quickly enough. This was certainly the case with Gaby Burden and her daughter.

Gaby's daughter was rushed into hospital after suffering from an asthma attack and was left to wait on the hospital floor for eight hours before being seen.

We were joined by Dr Sarah Wollaston MP who said "accident and emergency can be a victim of its own success, in a sense that more people turn up there". Sarah then went on to say that she would raise National Insurance costs to help resolve the NHS problems.

Ten ways GMB will cheer up your Blue Monday

It's officially the most miserable day of the year but don't be blue - we've compiled ten recent moments from Good Morning Britain that will put a smile back on your face!

1. Take a leaf out of Piers' book and turn an insult into a compliment

He's probably the only person in the world who can brush off being compared to a toad.

2. And if your morning's bad, think of the time Kate lost her contact lens...

Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Is the NHS in crisis? More than four in 10 hospitals in England declared a major alert in the first week of the new year as they encountered unprecedented pressures. Sixty-six out of 152 trusts raised the alarm with an increasing amount of bed shortages, cancelled cancer operations and closing birthing centres. The number of major alerts are the highest of the winter. Major alerts are raised when hospitals are struggling to see patients quickly enough

  2. Theresa May will make her highly-anticipated major speech on Brexit tomorrow. Reports have suggested Mrs May will commit to pulling out of the single market if the European Union fails to make concessions on the free movement of its citizens

  3. Are schools in crisis? Six major unions are so worried about the future of our schools, due to real-terms funding cuts, they have joined together to warn of the bleak outlook. Schools are having to increase class sizes and some are even considering closing one day per week. 98% of schools now face a real terms reduction in funding for every pupil. On the show today we’re joined by a Headteacher who is already considering closing their school one day per week

  4. The Women and Equalities Committee have launched an inquiry as new research reveals that many fathers do not feel supported in the workplace to care for their children. 53% of millennial fathers want to downshift into a less stressful job because they cant balance the demands of work and family life . Twice the number of fathers compared to mothers believe that flexible workers are viewed as less committed and that working flexibly will have a negative impact on their career.

  5. Tragic father-of-four Bradley Moore was stabbed to death outside a branch of McDonalds in Greater Manchester. A 12-year-old boy appeared in both Oldham Magistrates' Court and Manchester Crown Court on alongside two 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old. The four boys, who cannot be named because of their ages, are all charged with murder and are put on trial today