Winter Pressures in the NHS: resources

On 30 May, HSRUK and the Health Foundation brought together senior NHS leaders, researchers and specialists in urgent and emergency care, for the second event of a series of policy breakfasts.

This roundtable looked at how the health and care system might respond to winter pressures and emergency care, presenting the most current research and insights on this topic for discussion and debate.

And because we would like to keep the conversation going, please find below a list of further resources about the topic:


Blogpost by Professor Sue Mason, University of Sheffield

What is the future of emergency and urgent care?


Roundtable presentations available for download

1. Meeting the challenges in urgent & emergency care, Sue Mason, Professor of Emergency Medicine from University of Sheffield

2. Predicting risk of emergency admission to hospital: where are we and what next, Dr Alison Porter from Swansea University Medical School

3. Risk stratification: Lessons from new care models, Charles Tallack from NHS England



Reducing long stays in hospitals: how to prepare properly for winter and learn from past pressures, Kings Fund event 16 October at IET Birmingham



Perpectives on the reasons for Emergency Department attendances, University of Sheffield 2017

Emergency hospital admissions in England: which may be avoidable and how?, The Health Foundation 2018

Under pressure: safely managing increased demand in emergency departments, Care Quality Commission 2018

What is the evidence for the management of patients along the pathway from the emergency department to acute admission to reduce unplanned attendance and admission?, BMC Health Services Research 2017