NHS Providers -
This report highlights the scale of pressures faced by NHS trusts and front line staff through the toughest winter on record. It reveals that the number of people coming in to A & E over winter period, between December 2017 and March 2018, rose to more than 5.8 million. It also shows how, despite record numbers of patients being treated, services were unable keep up with demand. It sets out what must be done to ensure the health service is ready next time.