Alistair Quaile
Journal of Paramedic Practice, Vol. 9, Iss. 11, 03 Nov 2017, pp 486 - 489

Around this time every year,
the media is strewn with
forewarnings of how winter
will put undue strain on the NHS. In a
system already struggling to cope, there
are concerns that the seasonal pressure
pushes services to breaking point. The
NHS's ability to handle yearly increases
in demand has led the British Red Cross
to go as far as to call it a 'humanitarian
crisis' (Campbell et al, 2017).

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