Sir Stephen Bubb chairs taskforce on A&E winter pressure

Published: Thursday 15 January 2015 - 15:45

ACEVO's Sir Stephen Bubb is chairing a group of health and social care charity leaders to tackle the pressure on A&E departments this winter

ACEVO's Chief Executive Sir Stephen Bubb is chairing a taskforce to examine the third sector's role in tackling the winter pressure currently faced by NHS Accident and Emergency departments.

The taskforce has received significant media coverage already:

The Sunday Times, 'Charities to ease hospital crisis'

Independent, 'Charities offer to help out in A&E to relieve pressure on staff'

ITV 'Good Morning Britain', Sir Stephen Bubb interviewed

Channel 4 News, Sir Stephen Bubb interviewed

Western Morning News, 'Charities: Let us help under pressure A&E departments in crisis-hit hospitals'

Jersey Evening Post, 'Charities: Let us help in A&E'

Guernsey Press, 'Charities: Let us help in A&E'

The Guardian, 'Why is there an A&E crisis and how can it be solved?'

Third Sector, 'ACEVO urges government to let charities help in 'crisis-hit' A&E departments'

Civil Society, 'ACEVO to devise plan for charities to relieve pressure on the NHS'

Nursing Times, 'Charities urge government to deploy volunteers to reduce A&E pressure'

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