The BBC report:

England’s accident and emergency departments are understaffed on average by nearly 10%, a survey has suggested.

The 101 out of 166 hospital trusts which responded to a BBC 5 live Freedom of Information request had 1,260 vacant posts.

The picture was worst in London, with the largest proportion of vacancies found in four trusts in the capital.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.