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Senior NHS doctors warn of 'winter crisis' in A&E

Senior consultants in the NHS have told ITV News that the accident and emergency service is heading for a winter crisis.

Four doctors say around 50 hospitals are already struggling - and as the winter weather worsens, they predict the crisis will worsen too unless urgent action is taken.

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A&E crisis 'forcing health staff out', doctors warn

Qualified British nurses and doctors are fleeing the overstretched NHS and finding work overseas, a senior doctor has warned.

Dr Adrian Boyle, from Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, is the head of quality for the College of Emergency Medicine and said he was hearing of patients “hanging around for hours and hours” in corridors on trolleys.

He told ITV News the situation in accident and emergency departments across the country was making life “very difficult” for staff and patients alike, and said they were losing a lot of staff to Australia.

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