Cuts in services

Social care system ‘beginning to collapse’ as 900 carers quit every day

12th April 2017

More than 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year, new figures reveal. Service … Read more

Simon Wright appointed Local Lead

7th April 2017

Simon Wright, Chief Executive of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) has been appointed the local lead for … Read more

Public health cuts will lead to more sick people, report warns

5th April 2017

More people will become ill as a direct result of the government cutting spending on public health, which will put … Read more

Charing Cross Hospital: Council hits back at health bosses’ formal complaint over ‘closure’ letter

4th April 2017

The formal complaint made by NHS bosses against Hammersmith and Fulham Council is “the latest in a long line of … Read more

NHS ‘waving white flag’ as it axes 18-week waiting time operation target

31st March 2017

Patients will face longer delays for operations after the NHS decided to shelve one of its most important waiting time … Read more

South west London hospital closure threat after NHS bossses spend more than £4m on bed cutting plans

29th March 2017

Health bosses have spent more than £4m on developing controversial proposals that could lead to the closure of a major south … Read more

Hundreds of NHS supporters from Brighton and Hove join national demo in London

29th March 2017

Sussex Defend the NHS and the GMB both organised travel for the train journey there and back. In London they … Read more

Frimley Health NHS Trust spent more than £38.6m on agency and contract staff in 2015/16

29th March 2017

The Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust spent more than £38.6 million on agency and contract staff in the year 2015/16. … Read more

Struggling NHS trusts to BAN obese and underweight women from having IVF

29th March 2017

Struggling NHS trusts are axing or rationing IVF funding for obese and underweight women. Most have already banned any with … Read more

Maternity unit to close at night

29th March 2017

ST AUSTELL’s Penrice Birth Centre will be changing its opening hours from May 7 to 8am to 8pm. The NHS … Read more

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust’s CEO challenged over possible hospital service cuts

29th March 2017

What will happen to acute services at North Devon District Hospital? “I don’t know,” says Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust’s … Read more

Council and protestors say NHS plan would lead to ‘unsafe cuts’

29th March 2017

Protestors from Weston-super-Mare’s Labour Party and Unison were at Weston Town Hall on Tuesday to speak out against cuts to … Read more

West Somerset Labour join NHS march on Westminster

29th March 2017

WEST Somerset Labour members made their voices heard at an NHS demonstration in London. According the Metropolitan Police, more than … Read more

North Swindon MP criticises plan to close mental health facility

29th March 2017

NORTH Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has criticised a proposal by the Avon & Wiltshire Mental Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to … Read more

“Sickening”: vital healthcare workers who ease hospital bed crisis could be axed in £400k council cuts

29th March 2017

“SICKENING, outrageous and ironic.” Those are the words of devastated healthcare workers who face redundancy despite providing vital acute care … Read more

Councillors clash at politically-charged NHS debate as figures show Gloucestershire Trust deficit has almost quadrupled to £42m

29th March 2017

HEALTH care services in Gloucestershire are under extreme and sustained pressure, deficits in the county’s NHS Trust have quadrupled and … Read more