'Toxic overcrowding' in A & E

Number 10 has said the performances of Accident and Emergency "has actually exceeded the 95% standards for people admitted or discharged within four hours." But 20 A & E's from the West Midlands say they cannot guarantee safe care for patients.

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Health Secretary criticises GP's box-ticking culture

Family doctors are urging the government to 'stop criticising and to start appreciating the work they do for patients in the Midlands.'

It comes on the day the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced a Chief Inspector of GPs is to be appointed.

He also called for better 'out of hours cover' to ease the growing pressure on A & E departments.

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