Managing risk in health and care this winter - update

NHS system leaders need to decide, in the next fortnight, whether to invest between £200m and £350m to enable the NHS to manage patient safety risk this coming winter. Following our Winter warning publication in June, this report provides an update on the latest state of play on planning for this winter. Despite better national-level planning and a lot of hard work by trusts, the latest frontline intelligence suggests that risk is growing rather than reducing. Failure to make the required investment risks worse performance than last winter, widely regarded to be the most challenging winter in recent times.

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