Leading healthcare groups also warned that there was “no national guidance” for how doctors should proceed in the case of COVID-related issues like “surges in demand for resources that temporarily exceed supply”.
Sir Simon Stevens revealed there had been more than 10,000 new coronavirus patients admitted to hospital since Christmas Day.
Hospital admissions are higher than they were during the first peak of the coronavirus pandemic last spring.
Jeremy Hunt's comments came as part of an intervention in which he called for a national lockdown to be imposed immediately.
Hospital COVID admissions are now higher than the peak, leaving frontline staff 'at breaking point'.
Dr Christina Pagel said that the government was no longer protecting the NHS by relaxing coronavirus rules for five days.
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The actor add: 'If the NHS can't cope, it isn't fit for purpose.'
One of the government’s top coronavirus advisers has warned that 25,000 people could be in hospital with COVID-19 in a few weeks' time.
Hospitals in England’s worst-hit NHS trust for coronavirus admissions have begun scaling back non-urgent care, it has been reported.
The government said there were 2,276 people in UK hospitals as of October 1, just over double the 1,107 who were receiving treatment on September 17.
The number of critically ill COVID-19 patients is spiking in London despite the capital having a relatively low number of people in hospital with the virus. Intensive care unit (ICU) admissions for coronavirus patients have more than doubled, new government data shows. A graph (below) presented at Wednesday’s Downing Street press conference suggests ICU admissions in London jumped from 0.18 per 100,000 people in the week ending 13 September to 0.42 per 100,000 in the week ending 20 September.
The most recent government data shows 228 patients were on ventilators on Wednesday, up from 115 eight days before.
Following the recent surge in COVID-19 infections, one nurse who was at the forefront of the response to the first spike told Yahoo News UK: 'We are all freaking out a little bit.'
Brian May has criticised the government for cutting funding for public services in aftermath of a forest fire which forced him to evacuate his home
'We are very, very upset.' Here is why NHS workers are protesting across the nation on Saturday.