Cuts in services

Government accused of ’empty promises’ on mental health as NHS plans to slash funding

20th September 2017

The Government has been accused of “empty promises” over boosting mental health provision as new figures reveal that half of … Read more

NHS spends £80m on private ambulances a year, data shows

19th September 2017

The NHS is spending almost £80m a year hiring private ambulances to answer 999 calls and take patients to hospital for appointments, … Read more

NHS IVF no longer available in county that pioneered it

11th September 2017

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)  has removed funding for free IVF treatment, despite being the county where the procedure was first developed 40 years … Read more

NHS funding concerns raised after patient’s death

7th September 2017

A coroner has raised concerns over the level of funding in mental health services following the death of a patient … Read more

NHS warns of ‘dangerous’ beds shortage this winter

4th September 2017

Patients could die this winter because the NHS is alarmingly unprepared to deal with the surge of people who fall ill during … Read more

The NHS needs more money now or the country will face another winter of discontent – Chris Hopson

4th September 2017

Last winter was widely regarded as the toughest for the NHS in recent times. There’s always concern at winter time about … Read more

NHS ‘spends £21m on management consultancy advice’ while cutting nurses

30th August 2017

Health and social care services across England have paid £21m to management consultant firms to advise on radical cost-cutting plans, an … Read more

‘This is life and death’: Patients discuss closure of sexual health unit at St Peter’s Hospital

24th August 2017

Patients of the St Peter’s Hospital sexual health unit clashed with organisers at a meeting discussing the service’s proposed closure. … Read more

Practice closes after losing half of its GP partners

24th August 2017

A practice in Doncaster has announced plans to close one of its branch surgeries ‘as early as possible’ when the … Read more

A third of GP trainees do not intend to work in NHS after qualifying

17th August 2017

GP leaders described the findings as ‘incredibly concerning’, warning they could have ‘disastrous’ consequences for the NHS. Published in BMJ … Read more

A&E waiting times at east Kent hospitals trust the worst in England

14th August 2017

The decision to drastically cut back emergency care at Kent and Canterbury Hospital has plunged neighbouring A&E departments into crisis … Read more

IVF cut back in 13 areas of England to save money, new data shows

14th August 2017

Thirteen areas of England have restricted or completely halted IVF treatment since the start of the year for women struggling to conceive, … Read more

NHS cutbacks worsen IVF ‘postcode lottery’ in England

14th August 2017

Funding cuts by the UK’s NHS has meant that 13 areas in England have restricted or halted IVF treatment since the start of 2017, … Read more

United Banburyshire appeals for Horton to be saved

9th August 2017

MPs, campaigners, councils and the clergy descended on Oxford on Monday to plead for the Horton General Hospital to be … Read more

GP practice manager hits out at planned closure of sexual health clinic

8th August 2017

The Blanche Heriot Unit at St Peter’s Hospital is set to close at the end of September 2017, Get Surrey reports. The … Read more

‘Totally disgusted’ patients vow to fight Yeovil walk-in clinic closure

8th August 2017

An Australian man visiting Yeovil is “totally disgusted” by the decision to close a walk-in centre helping local people who … Read more