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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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Doctors warn patient safety at risk in A&E winter crisis

The safety of patients and long waiting times are among major concerns for senior doctors as winter approaches, as they warn of an impending crisis in the NHS during the cold season.

Dr Chris Moulton, vice presidents of the College of Emergency Medicine, told ITV News he and his colleagues were particularly concerned about the long waits being experienced by some.

He added that some patients were being discharged too soon in an effort to clear beds, which only ended up with them back in hospital again needing further treatment.

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