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The NHS treats more than a million patients every 36 hours. The A&E at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham has seen a sharp increase in numbers and today ITV News examines what is happening in these units.

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'I'm allergic to antibiotics so my GP told me to come in'

Clare Stajlla visited her GP yesterday. She is allergic to most antibiotics but is suffering from what is believed to be an infected mosquito bite after a trip to Croatia.

Clare was told to come to A&E by her doctor. Credit: ITV News

She said her first port of call would always be her GP but due to her allergies she was advised to go straight to hospital if the bite on her foot did not get any better.

After it got worse overnight her mother brought her to the Queen Elizabeth.

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