The impact on patients

NHS patients going blind and missing cancer treatments due to hospital failings, report finds

Patients in Cornwall died after waiting too long for heart treatment, while others were left to go blind, according to a damning … Read more

NHS England delay ‘denies patients access to life saving treatment’

Patients are being denied access to heart treatments that could prevent strokes or save lives, after an NHS England project … Read more

Thousands of children’s operations cancelled each year, NHS figures show

Paediatricians’ leader says figures obtained by Labour are further evidence NHS is being pushed to the brink. Thousands of operations … Read more

Long waits for surgery ‘have tripled in four years’

The number of patients waiting six months or more for surgery has tripled over the past four years in England, … Read more

‘A grim reality’: concern over longer waits for NHS operations

Patients are being left in pain and discomfort due to financial pressures facing NHS, says Royal College of Surgeons An … Read more

NHS patients offered the chance to see a GP weeks earlier – if they pay

NHS patients are being offered the chance to jump the queue to see a GP weeks earlier – if they … Read more

Theresa May ditches manifesto plan with ‘dementia tax’ U-turn

Theresa May has announced a U-turn on her party’s social care policy by promising an “absolute limit” on the amount … Read more

NHS hospital waiting lists to rise above five million in two years, leak suggests

The number of NHS patients waiting for hospital treatment could soar to more than five million in just two years’ … Read more

Nurses will see their pay ‘cut by 12% over a decade’

NHS workers will have had their pay cut by 12% by the end of the decade because of a government-imposed … Read more

Suicide prevention services stalling due to lack of funding, parliamentary inquiry warns

Government funding shortfalls for suicide prevention services could mean people are dying unnecessarily, an influential cross-party committee of MPs has … Read more