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A&E pressure: Radical change needed?

Across the country, the NHS has had one of the toughest winters in its history.

With A&E units full, there have been widespread delays dropping off patients and long waits for hospital beds.

On East Midlands Today on Tuesday evening, Sue Noyes - the chief executive of East Midlands Ambulance Service - will explain why radical change is needed to cope with demand.

And afterwards, at 19:00 GMT, you can take part in a live Q&A with Ms Noyes on EMT's Facebook page.

Here, we take a look at the pressures facing hospital staff and ambulance crews in the region.

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Media captionFrom crashes to colds, paramedics face a huge variety of cases and patients
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Media captionFire crews are taking part in a pilot to ease pressure on ambulances
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Media captionNew methods are being trialled to speed up treatment for patients
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Media captionWhy elderly patients often need support before they can leave hospital

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