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Doctors warn 'urgent action' needed to prevent A&E crisis

Urgent action is needed to stop accident and emergency departments slipping into crisis this winter, according to senior hospital consultants.

Four emergency doctors have spoken to ITV News to voice their concerns that patient safety could be compromised due to the pressure on the NHS.

ITV News deputy political editor Chris Ship reports:

London brothers first of 'landmark' terror camp jailings

Two brothers from London have become the first Britons to be sent to jail for going to a terrorist training camp in Syria.

Counter-terrorism police hailed the four-and-a-half year jailing of Mohommod Nawaz and three-year jailing of Hamza Nawaz as the "first in a series of landmark sentences".

As ITV News UK Editor Rohit Kachroo reports, at least six others are awaiting sentence.

Brothers' jailing 'demonstrates' British jihadis face justice

The jailing of British brothers Mohommod and Hamza Nawaz for conspiring to attend a terror training camp in Syria "clearly demonstrates" that jihadis face "justice" when they return to the UK, Immigration and Security Minister James Brokenshire has said.

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill introduced today will include tough new powers to disrupt travel to Syria or Iraq and control the return of suspected terrorists. And we are already legislating to make it a criminal offence to prepare and train for terrorism abroad.

We are in the middle of a generational struggle against a deadly terrorist ideology. The considered, targeted set of proposals in the Bill are essential to keep up with the very serious and rapidly changing threats we face.

– Immigration and Security Minister James Brokenshire


Doctors warn patient safety at risk in A&E winter crisis

The safety of patients and long waiting times are among major concerns for senior doctors as winter approaches, as they warn of an impending crisis in the NHS during the cold season.

Dr Chris Moulton, vice presidents of the College of Emergency Medicine, told ITV News he and his colleagues were particularly concerned about the long waits being experienced by some.

He added that some patients were being discharged too soon in an effort to clear beds, which only ended up with them back in hospital again needing further treatment.

A&E crisis 'forcing health staff out', doctors warn

Qualified British nurses and doctors are fleeing the overstretched NHS and finding work overseas, a senior doctor has warned.

Dr Adrian Boyle, from Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, is the head of quality for the College of Emergency Medicine and said he was hearing of patients “hanging around for hours and hours” in corridors on trolleys.

He told ITV News the situation in accident and emergency departments across the country was making life “very difficult” for staff and patients alike, and said they were losing a lot of staff to Australia.

Leaders Live: Watch Natalie Bennett's highlights

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has kicked off Bite the Ballot's Leaders Live season.

During the live Q&A, Ms Bennett answered questions on health, jobs, the environment and the economy in a frank exchange with the studio audience.

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