Labour's shadow health secretary Andy Burnham welcomed the new report into improving A&E services in the NHS, but said the government's cuts to the health service had left people with no alternative but to inundate A&E units. In a statement, Mr Burnham said:
We welcome Sir Bruce Keogh’s important report and share much of his analysis, but we deplore the Government's attempt to avoid presenting it to Parliament and abdicate all responsibility for the crisis in A&E.
This Prime Minister has made it harder to get a GP appointment, closed NHS Walk-in Centres and scrapped NHS Direct leaving people with no alternative but to go to A&E.
More top news
Rain will continue to fall in the north and west of England as the south remains largely dry for the start of the day.
Records reveal The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit might never have been written had JRR Tolkien not fallen ill with “trench fever”
Astronauts living on Nasa's Space Station no longer need to worry if they forget to pack something - they can just 3D print what they need.