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A&E pressure 'raises admissions'

Accident and Emergency departments are under increasing pressure, which is leading to high numbers of patients being admitted, according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report.

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Labour: NHS 'on brink of a very dangerous winter'

Labour's shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has warned that the NHS could be "on the brink of a very dangerous winter" as A&E departments are increasingly overcrowded.

He was speaking as a new report by the National Audit Office finds that more people are being admitted to hospital through A&E departments than ever before, and that many of these admissions are avoidable.

Mr Burnham told Daybreak that older people are "drifting towards A&E in ever greater numbers" as care facilities in the community are taken away.

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