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Watch: Health Secretary Steve Barclay outlines three steps the government are taking to tackle the NHS crisis

MP Steve Barclay, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care of the United Kingdom, details measures to support the NHS amid rising flu and Covid cases, plus A&E shortages. Some of the strain on the health service comes from around 13,000 people occupying hospital beds in England – despite being medically fit to discharge – because they need further care before going home. The situation has been exacerbated by high levels of flu and rising Covid cases this winter.

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