Our Science and Medical Editor Lawrence McGinty reports on the Royal College of Physicians evidence which has warned emergency care at hospitals is on the brink of collapse.
Clinical vice president of the Royal College of Physicians, Dr Linda Patterson has told ITV News that hospitals are under "increasing strain".
A new report by the College today condemned current conditions in the UK healthcare system.
The Government's new Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has visited St Thomas' Hospital in London today.
The former Culture Secretary faced questions from nurses and hospital staff.
Earlier today the Royal College of Physicians released a report detailing that emergency healthcare at hospitals is on the brink of collapse.
Conservative MP and former doctor Dr Sarah Wollaston has called for today's damning Royal College of Physicians report to look into how community hospitals can be used to improve heathcare.
She wrote on Twitter:
RCP Report, should look at #communityhospitals debate. Need CHs to be hubs for teams to help keep people at home & admit if nec
Daybreak's Health Editor Dr Hilary Jones has said that the care system can no longer cope with an ageing population and that elderly patients are being treated with less respect and dignity than they deserve.
Elderly patients with conditions such as dementia are receiving the poorest quality of care, leading doctors have warned. Daybreak's Jonathan Swain reports.
Labour peer and former health administrator, Philip Hunt has labelled today's hospital report on emergency care as "devastating".
Devastating report from Royal College of Physicians on huge pressure on acute hospitals. Yet NHS hugely distracted by Govt's absurd upheaval
Andrew Gwynne MP, Labour's Shadow Health Minister, in response to the publication of the Royal College of Physicians' report warning that emergency care in hospitals is on the brink of collapse, has said:
This report is right to raise serious questions about the sustainability of our hospitals.
The Government should be doing all it can to relieve the pressure on hospitals, particularly A&E wards, but instead it has thrown the NHS into turmoil with an unnecessary re-organisation of the back office. Eyes have been taken off patient care as Ministers lost a grip on NHS finances and obsessed over structures instead of patients.
David Cameron needs to get an urgent grip on the chaos in the NHS. Patients and staff deserve better.
– Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter
We are modernising the NHS so it can continue to do more and improve care - putting doctors and nurses, those who best understand the needs of patients, in charge of improving the NHS.
To properly provide dignity in care for older people, we need to see more care delivered at home and in the community.
Already we are seeing more patients treated as day cases and more patients receiving improved care outside hospitals.