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A&E departments could collapse within six months

15 May 2013 Last updated at 13:55 BST

There are fresh warnings from doctors and NHS managers that Accident and Emergency departments are suffering their biggest crisis in more than a decade.

The College of Emergency Medicine, which represents A&E doctors, says units are seriously understaffed, and a group of English health trusts is warning the system could collapse within six months.

Dominic Hughes reports.