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cost of living crisis will be add further tension up to already Experts have warned that the UK’s National Health Service will be at risk this fall over fears that the health crisis could worsen if urgent action is not taken.

Health officials say the NHS is on risk of surge in hospitalization, mass cancellation of operations, and increasing difficulties over discharge of patients if such pressure is potentially combined with another wave of Covid and bad flu season, are hesitant.

Warnings come after health secretary Steve Barclay said on Sunday what should have been”real sprint” in Whitehall to prepare for September, informing the Telegraph that the hospitals were facing “very seriously challenges coming down track in autumn”.

Julian Tang, clinical virologist and honorary member professor in respiratory sciences at university of Leicester said cost of a life crisis could affect the NHS if people can not heat them homes or eat well.

“If there is not much of government financial supportI think this winter will be very difficult for a lot of of people”, he said, noting that the cold can worsen conditions from heart disease to chronic lung disease and diabetes, while Covid or flu infections can also exacerbate these diseases.

“All of this will be the climax in higher admissions to the NHS for exacerbation of these chronic conditions due to cold, inability to heat them homes as well as inability eat – with possible malnutrition, especially in children as people have buy cheaper and less healthy foods due to rising food bills – and additional burden of recurring seasonal respiratory viral infections,” he said.

Tan added it could also it becomes more difficult to discharge patients, issue that is already refueling problems including slow ambulance response times and caused by a deficiency of social care and nurses.

“As I saw while working as a junior doctor, in during the winter months, some patients will not want go home – to the cold, dampness of houseone, with insufficient heating and food – when they can get a warm bed in hospital with three meals a day and helpful, friendly staff and other patients to talk to.”

Tan called for more funding for NHS and financial support for households to cope with such pressure.

However, on Monday #10 Rules out farther support to do cost of life crisis, saying that it was for a future prime minister to address.

While the interim CEO of NHS vendors, Saffron Cordery, welcomed Barclay accent on urgency, she emphasized the scale of in problems I call for together-term a sustainable workforce plan like soon as possible and long-term investments in and reform of social care.

“It is important to secretary of the state called it what it is. He is right that we need act immediately in specific on social care, she said. “There is widespread pressure in the NHS and we know what in emergency and urgent care demand continues to exceed capacity, endangering patient care and safety”.

“There was no calm over recent months and NHS trusts are ready for difficult times ahead with potential for further waves of Covid and bad flu season.

Dr. Naru Narayanan, President of HCSA, hospital doctors union, agreed. “We are extremely concerned about the impact of in dual influence of flu and covid this winter in NHS that creaks under load of Personnel issues,” he said.

“There is real risk we will see mass cancellations of operations and an even bigger crisis if we do not act proactively.”

Narayanan called for reintroduction of enhanced cleaning modes in hospitals, wider use of face masks and potential expansion of Autumn Covid revaccination program.

At present, each over Age of This fall, together 50 people will get another shot of Covid. with medical staff and other specific groups such as caregivers home residents.

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While Barclay showed plans hire more staff from overseas to solve personnel issues, especially in social assistance, the experts stressed that it is critical to retain the existing medical staff and address the over latest payment offer.

Patricia Marquis, director for England of King’s College of Leaving, said, “Mr. Barclay is right in saying that social care crisis in England is in need of repair. Official data show there is a huge problem with patients cannot walk home from the hospital because the relevant social care package not in place and severe shortage of medical staff.”

She is added: “Ministers” failure to overcome the labor crisis puts patients in risk and has left nursing with there is no other choice but to consider an industrial strike. We will vote for our members soon”.

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