25 Apr 2020

NHS tells public to seek urgent medical care when needed

The government has launched a campaign encouraging people who need urgent medical care not to avoid seeking help – warning that delays in getting treatment could put long term health at risk.

The government has launched a campaign encouraging people who need urgent medical care not to avoid seeking help – warning that delays in getting treatment could put long term health at risk.

As figures show the numbers going to A&E departments has dropped by half – the head of NHS England said vital services were still available for serious non coronavirus conditions like heart attacks and strokes. Minnie Stephenson reports.