Clive Peedell of the National Health Action Party, sharing this on Twitter, remarked, “This is why Chief Nursing Officer should resign with immediate effect. She wants more acute beds cut.”

If this is true, then I agree that Ms Cummings should indeed resign or be removed from her post as her attitude is harmful to healthcare in England.

Unfortunately, Mr Peedell does not mention how we can make our feelings known to those with the authority to remove this person.

Do any Vox Political readers know the correct procedure?

A third of hospital trusts in England issued alerts warning they needed urgent action to cope with the pressure of patient numbers last month.

In the most serious cases – seven of the 50 trusts that issued alerts – the hospitals declared they were unable to give patients comprehensive care.

BBC Radio 4’s Today programme has been told operations have been cancelled and patients left waiting on trolleys.

NHS England said tried-and-tested plans were managing the pressures.

Dr Taj Hassan, president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, said there was an “absolute and urgent need” to help emergency departments.

Source: Hospitals warn over pressure of patient numbers – BBC News

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