Patients needing urgent operations in Lewisham and Greenwich have not had any issue getting treatment, new data suggests.

In the past 12 months, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust has not had to cancel any urgent operations, which can include swift action to save patients' lives, limbs and organs.

Other health providers in England have cancelled more than 200 important operations during the same time period.

Cancellations can be due to shortages of beds or staff as well as operations running over time and administrative errors.

The figures are good news for the public given the winter months are fast approaching, when more pressure is expected to be placed on NHS services.

The chief executive of NHS England Simon Stevens recently warned ministers that waiting times would continue to rise unless more money was put into the health service, after the chancellor Philip Hammond promised £350 million in the Budget to help this winter.