a and e attendees

A&E attendances

Accident and emergency departments are facing unprecedented demand and making headlines by missing the high profile four-hour waiting time target. Our in-depth study looks at patterns of A&E activity, the nature of the increased demand and what has driven waiting times upwards.


Maintaining and continuing to improve quality of care in A&E departments is essential to sustaining quality in the NHS as a whole.

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Emergency care consultant Dr Jay Banerjee argues that A&E departments require robust leadership and astute resourcing to respond to the populations they serve.
Ian Blunt, Senior Research Analyst, The Nuffield Trust - photo
Report author Ian Blunt explains how we used de-identified patient-level data to track millions of people's journeys through the health service.

Why are patients waiting longer? Our infographic answers your questions. 

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As hospitals throughout the country increasingly fail to hit A&E targets, patients in England were today warned they could expect greater waits in emergency units.