The National Health Service (NHS) is facing a crisis as more than 1,300 patients die each day and more than a third of its hospitals are understaffed, a new report has revealed.
The coronavirus crisis in England is not being treated like a national emergency, the report from the House of Commons Health Select Committee (HSC) said, calling on the government to establish a system for assessing the health and wellbeing of its patients.
The government’s response has been criticised by some in the medical profession as lacking transparency and accountability.
In recent weeks, the UK has witnessed a surge in deaths linked to the coronaviruses.
More than 4,500 patients have died since the virus first emerged in October, including more than 300 children aged under two.
The crisis has seen coronaviral infections in patients, coronavirin use increase and the use of anti-coagulant drugs and vaccines rise.
This has left hospitals struggling to cope with the strain and have struggled to find a safe and effective treatment option.
In a report released on Wednesday, the committee criticised NHS England for not doing enough to tackle the crisis. “
Establish a system to assess the health of each patient based on their clinical profile and how long they have been in hospital.”
In a report released on Wednesday, the committee criticised NHS England for not doing enough to tackle the crisis.
“Hospitals are under siege in the sense that the crisis is not the subject of any formal coronavid response, as it is with all pandemics. “
“Nor is the crisis being taken seriously by hospitals, with some hospitals stating that the situation is too complex to respond to in a timely manner.” “
The committee said it was concerned that hospitals were being overstretched. “
Nor is the crisis being taken seriously by hospitals, with some hospitals stating that the situation is too complex to respond to in a timely manner.”
The committee said it was concerned that hospitals were being overstretched.
The report said: “[T]he NHS has been understaffing in several key areas, particularly in the North-East and North West.”
In some cases, the NHS has made a decision not to hire a particular person, which can have a negative impact on patients, the MPs said.
One of the NHS’s main services, the A&E department, is understaffered with 1,900 vacancies, while the health service also runs the specialist maternity unit.
The committee recommended that the NHS should: set a target to have all hospitals staffed up and ready to treat all patients by December 30.
The number of people in the NHS in England has increased by more than 70 per cent since October.
It also called for the government “to provide a clear, coordinated approach for the recruitment of nurses, midwives and other healthcare workers”.
The committee also said that in the South West of England there are “too many vacancies and staffing levels are inadequate”.
A spokesman for the NHS said: The Government is committed to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing for our patients.
“We are investing in our hospitals to address the crisis and our commitment to patient safety will continue to be clear and consistent.”
NHS England said it has made improvements in the health sector.
The health service says that staff are currently working on more than 9,000 patients in England.
It has made progress in staffing its A&Es and has made major improvements in ensuring the safety of patients in the care of its staff, the spokesman said.
NHS England also says it has “made significant progress” in delivering care to patients in a range of ways, including through the introduction of new technology.
But the committee has called for more funding for health services.
The spokesman said: There are many pressures that are holding back NHS England’s capacity to deliver the care that it needs to keep people safe and to keep patients and families healthy.
“The Government’s priorities for this crisis are clear: it is investing in NHS hospitals to tackle coronavides; it is ensuring that we have the support and capacity to respond rapidly to the pandemic; and it is providing an effective response to the crisis.”