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on trying to get money from foreign visitors where they are not entitled to nhs care, getting the money up front if it is not an emergency. how easy will that be? it is a real challenge for our hospitals, especially ones near large internationalairports. you have worked in manchester, it is more of an issue there. more so in the major cities, yes. we have to remember when people work in the nhs and people come through the doors for emergencies, we want to treat all our patients and it is hard to tell which patients who are not entitled to nhs care. but we have put some processes in place where we can recoup the income afterwards. you have a machine that was at the bedside? we do, but it is also about who is eligible for treatment and who is not and we want to take the pressure from our front line staff so they can treat patients who come in through an emergency. what we have also heard today is about these high
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bed occupancy rates. here in nottingham, bed occupancy rates through the winter at 95%, when the target is 85, that is not a figure plucked out of thin air, there is evidence behind that as the optimum, why is that so important to try and achieve? we are one of the largest a&e the departments in the uk and we see lots of patients each day so if a patient comes in it is helpful if you have got a lower bed occupancy so you can take that patient immediately to a bed. when you have an occupancy rate of 95%, sometimes patients are waiting for beds and what we do on a daily basis is look at the figures, escalate if we need to. so we might open some additional beds to meet the demand we might explore some of the discharges with our community partners. you have to have the beds in the right place, don't you? absolutely. we have to have the beds
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in the right place to get the best clinical care. if you are elderly and frail, you need to go to a ward which is designed around looking after your care. not the surgical ward. exactly. when beds are available they are often in a surgical ward or another ward. last winter you were running around trying to find free beds, now you have computer technology that tells you at the touch of a button. but we are still getting these pressures. people who come for emergency, lots of frail and elderly people. that has fallen on deaf ears recently. we have to make sure we have the right support and schemes in the community to enable people to be looked after. what we're doing here is working with our social care partners and gps to prevent people coming into hospital to be cared for in their homes. also making sure we are
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efficient internally. we are a large place, there are lots of processes and sometimes we need to do things differently. and you can see more on the bbc‘s nhs health check on our website: that's at bbc. three months after the calais migrant camp known as thejungle was demolished, the bbc has learned that hundreds of migrants are still trying to reach the uk through the channel port. despite a police crackdown scores of migrants are still trying to hide on lorries and enter britain through kent as our correspondent peter whittlesea now reports. it's the last bus to calais village near dunkirk. there are dozens of migrants waiting to get on, and others havejust returned from calais. what do you do in calais? london. you try to get to london? and you get on this bus? so you've come back from calais? what have you been doing there? try to get on lorries?
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yeah, on the lorry, i try. i asked the bus driver as i got on whether this was normal. she said, yeah, every night migrants try to catch the bus, but they have a maximum limit of 30 migrants allowed on the bus. she told me last night 60 people tried to get on the bus. so why are they making the journey? since the calais jungle burned down and was cleared, this camp became the only official place to stay. but those living here are still determined to get to britain. we have 300 shelters here. every shelter has five orfour people inside. there must be 1500 people. women and children, everything. and how many of those 1500 people here are trying to get to britain? everyone illegally. the final stage of their
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journey is by foot. the destination, lorry parks on the outskirts of calais where they attempt to break in and stole away —— stow away on trucks. when the dog barks, it means he can smell something. they think people are probably hiding in the field on the other side of the fence. there are now calls in britain for the french authorities to do more. it's really important these buses are stopped so people can't go to calais, try their luck, and then go back home in the evening to the camp at dunkirk. charities claim the camp near dunkirk has nearly doubled in recent months, meaning more and more migrants are living a commutable distance from calais. peter whittlesea, bbc news. the works of david hockney, one of the most influential british artists of the twentieth century, are returning to tate britain for an exhibition covering six decades of his life. 0ur correspondent david sillito reports. it's a vibrant world of colour.
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sun—soa ked californian pools, through to grey yorkshire skies. those glasses, the mop of blonde hair. david hockney is instantly recognisable. a brightly coloured star of british art for more than 50 years. and this is his life in paint. it's certainly comprehensive. one of the first things that strikes you is just how big the exhibition is. the exhibition goes right back to 1960. that's the famous splash painting over there. there is pop art. mr and mrs clark and percy. a room of drawings and then more paintings. and another. the east yorkshire landscapes. the video art of east yorkshire. there it is, 13 rooms,
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200 works of art. 57 years. it's a life spent looking, thinking, puzzling about that most basic artistic problem, how to capture what we see. it seems strange in an era of, well, conceptual art, that the one artist everyone knows is a proper painter, a draughtsman, everything you think of as an artist. is he a bit old—fashioned? i think, in a way, he's always been a bit old—fashioned, and that's been his radicalism. he has made in recent years landscapes, nothing more traditional than landscapes. but you see him do it with an ipad or massive video installations with the same creativity and imagination he puts into his paintings. he is deliberately old—fashioned, and that is why he is so different. from yorkshire to california, from pop art to landscape. a 57—yearjourney of thinking
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about what we are seeing. the queen has become the first british monarch to reign for 65 years. the prime minister paid tribute to her saying she was "truly an inspiration to all of us". nicholas witchell reports. gunfire. in green park by buckingham palace, a 41 gun salute fired by the king's troop royal horse artillery, to mark accession day — the day the queen came to the throne. it's now 65 years since that moment. so to mark this sapphirejubilee, buckingham palace has reissued this photograph of the queen wearing a sapphire necklace and earrings given to her by her father in 19117. for the queen herself, though she has been seen several times in public since that heavy cold kept her out of sight over christmas, today is always a day for quiet contemplation, remembering herfather. she's at her sandringham
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estate in norfolk. it was here that george vi died quietly in his sleep on 6th february 1952. news of his death was given to a stunned nation by the bbc. this is london... the queen was in kenya at the time. she returned immediately to london to begin a reign that's now the longest in history. it's a role to which she remains fully committed to. the queen will be back here at buckingham palace within a matter of days, for another year, which, despite the fact that she will be 91 in a little more than two months‘ time, shows very little evidence of any significant slowing down. cheering. the younger members of the family, principally kate, william and harry, are now deploying their energy is very much more fully in support of the queen. but britain's head of state still has a busy programme of her own. among the many engagements in prospect for her this year, there is one significant and very personal anniversary to look forward to. in november, she and the duke
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of edinburgh will reach the 70th anniversary of their wedding in 19117. and something else to anticipate, the prospect of that state visit by president donald] trump. how will be queen handle that? well, just like the other 109 state visits she has hosted during a record—breaking reign that began 65 years ago today. and we have a full hour of news coming up but first time for a look at the weather. the weather is pretty horrible in some parts of the country. heavy rain and strong wind as well on the west coast of scotland and in northern ireland. gusts of wind approaching 70 miles an hour here and all down to this massive area of low pressure. at the centre of that it is way out in the north atlantic,
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this is the weather front it is sending across us. look at the weather we have across northern parts of the uk. snow and gales and this is just parts of the uk. snow and gales and this isjust a parts of the uk. snow and gales and this is just a selection of some of those gusts of wind we will experience through the course of this evening. further south not quite so bad but it is going to get wetter across eastern areas. so we had the heavy rain in the west enron and now that front is pushing east. there will also be some ice around especially around scotland a little later on tonight. tomorrow morning there's a chance of some more rain in south—western areas especially in the afternoon. but even in the morning you can see some rain around and somebody showers will be quite heavy. for the most part the morning across the bulk of england and wales is looking dry as it is in northern ireland. eastern counties remain
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cloudy and wet. and still windy in the north east of scotland. that is the north east of scotland. that is the morning, by the afternoon, not a lot happening with this weather front, it grinds to a halt, quite literally stops in this position and it is not planning to move any further east. it willjust rain itself out. for the rest of uk some sunshine and again showers in the south west and wales. a mix of on tuesday in south—western areas. wednesday, the weather calms down, high pressure coming in from scandinavia, it should rain itself out by wednesday and then we are left with a fair bit of cloud and temperatures are dropping towards the end of the week. a cold easterly wind and a chance of snow flurries by the end of the week. the commons speakerjohn bercow has been applauded by mps after making
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clear he doesn't want donald trump to address parliament. i would not wish to issue an invitation to speak in the royal gallery. prresident trump has reaffirmed his support for nato — but said that other countries weren't paying enough into the military alliance. mps have begun debating the brexit bill, as the prime minister warns potential conservative rebels they'll be "obstructing" the will of the people, if they vote with opposition mps to change it. the message is clear, the house has spoken, it is not
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