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NHS chief: Five years to ease A&E pressures

Relieving the winter pressures on accident and emergency services in England will take up to five years, senior NHS officials have warned.

NHS England medical director Sir Bruce Keogh told MPs it would "foolish" to claim there would be no repeat next winter of the problems which have seen hospitals fail to meet their target of seeing 95% of A&E admissions within four hours.

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Fewer patients eligible for health care packages

Fewer patients are now eligible for care packages according to a healthcare expert. Professor Keith Willett told MPs:

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