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During a difficult winter for the NHS, January appears to be the worst performing month in the past 13 years.

The figures also suggest record numbers of people waited longer than 12 hours for a hospital bed once seen in A&E.

The BMA said the prime minister could no longer "bury her head in the sand" over increasing pressure in the NHS.
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January's leaked figures for England are provisionally the worst monthly figures on record since the four-hour target was introduced in 2004.

January's leaked figures for England are provisionally the worst monthly figures on record since the four-hour target was introduced in 2004.

January's leaked figures for England are provisionally the worst monthly figures on record since the four-hour target was introduced in 2004.

And it accused the government of failing to grasp the seriousness of the situation.

But a spokesman from the Department of Health said the vast majority of patients were seen and treated quickly, and busy periods in hospitals were supported by an extra £400 million of funding.

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