This week the Royal College of Emergency Medicine launched its A&E fact sheet and accompanying video at a reception hosted by the Wycombe MP Steve Baker at the House of Commons.

The reception was attended by the Secretary of State for Health The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, who spoke about the pressures on A&E and his thanks for the efforts of those who work in A&E departments.

Richard Corbett (CE Healthwatch Bucks), Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP (Secretary of State for Health), Cliff Mann (President RCEM), Steve Baker MP

The 26 key facts about A&E include:

  • 2014 saw 14.6 million patient attendances to A&E; 30 patients per minute
  • 75% of patients admitted to hospital are admitted via A&E (~4 million)
  • Over 500 UK trained EM doctors are working in Australia – 92% do not plan to return

For further information about the key facts please watch the video and download the full fact sheet below.


Fact sheet

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