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Five charts that show how the NHS is under acute pressure

With rising Covid infections and a big backlog of patients, many in the NHS want action to prevent a winter crisis

The NHS is caring for a rising number of Covid patients at the same time as it deals with a backlog of more than 5.7 million patients in England alone.

The head of the NHS Confederation warned the government this week that it must implement “plan B” winter measures – such as mask wearing and vaccine passports – to help deal with this accumulation of demand.

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