Ambulance Pressures

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:27 pm on 18th July 2022.

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Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay Secretary of State for Health and Social Care 4:27 pm, 18th July 2022

My right hon. Friend, partly through the direct experience he brings to these issues, highlights the integrated nature of the challenge we face and in particular the importance of getting the right domiciliary care and care home support in place. Part of that challenge in the coming weeks, ahead of any autumn and winter pressure, will be to understand what the capacity is and what the constraints on it are, so that through the integrated care boards we can better focus on unlocking that capacity to relieve the pressure on ambulance handovers, as he sets out.