There is nothing more focusing of the mind than caring for a sick patient who arrives in your A&E. For those first few moments, standing by the bedside, you enter the patient zone, where everything outside it becomes a blur, writes Saleyha Ahsan.
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FactCheck: Are migrants causing the A&E crisis?
The NHS is in crisis. But are regions with large migrant populations suffering more? FactCheck takes a look.
The number of people waiting over four hours in A&E is up nearly 600% since 2010
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FactCheck: are immigrants to blame for the A&E crisis?
A Conservative MP has suggested that mass immigration from eastern Europe has helped pile the pressure on accident and emergency wards. FactCheck sharpens its scalpel.
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Can accident and emergency departments really be hitting their targets if the system is in danger of meltdown? FactCheck finds out.