A&E overcrowding 'pressures'

The pressures on A&E departments show "no sign of abating", Labour has warned after figures revealed that there has been a "major increase" in the number of ambulances turned away from busy emergency departments.

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Medical council raises 'serious concerns' over hospital

The General Medical Council has said it had generally found "good" levels of tuition over a three-month period across the capital's five medical schools and 10 university hospitals, after a report revealed that Charing Cross hospital had used operating theatres were turned into makeshift wards.

The GMC praised the following hospitals:

  • Croydon University Hospital as “outstanding”
  • St George’s University of London “much to be positive”
  • Royal Free in Hampstead “highly committed to education”

The GMC raised concerns about:

  • Northwick Park hospital in Harrow had “significant patient safety concerns”.

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