Cuts in services

Stroke unit will close in a year

17th November 2017

THE hyper acute stroke unit at Barnsley Hospital will close by January 2019, health chiefs have confirmed. The decision was … Read more

NHS cash squeeze forces hospitals to postpone non-urgent operations

17th November 2017

The NHS is under fire for forcing patients who need surgery to wait at least three months before they can have an … Read more

Landmark study links Tory austerity to 120,000 deaths

16th November 2017

The Conservatives have been accused of “economic murder” for austerity policies which a new study suggests have caused 120,000 deaths. The … Read more

Nascot Lawn: NHS cease funding for respite centre

16th November 2017

Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group (HVCCG) will stop funding the Watford respite centre on Thursday, May 17. HVCCG’s chair Dr … Read more

Simon Stevens points out May and Hammond’s miserliness

9th November 2017

Simon Stevens’s warning to Theresa May and Philip Hammond of the risks they are running by “underfunding our health services by £20bn-£30bn … Read more

Nine NHS groups consider vasectomy funding cuts

8th November 2017

Nine NHS groups in England are considering or have cut funding for vasectomies in a bid to reduce costs. Currently, … Read more

NHS needs £24bn more by 2022 or waiting lists will grow and care be hit

8th November 2017

The NHS will need up to £24bn more by 2022 than Theresa May plans to give it or patient care will worsen … Read more

Jeremy Hunt faces legal action over attempts to ‘Americanise’ the NHS

3rd November 2017

Legal action is being taken against Jeremy Hunt and the Department of Health over their proposals to restructure the NHS, The Independent can reveal. Plans have … Read more

Legal challenge threat over Shepton Mallet ward closure

2nd November 2017

Health campaigners are trying to raise money to mount a legal challenge to the closure of community hospital’s inpatient ward. … Read more

Trust board backs chief nurse over ‘unpopular’ ward closures

24th October 2017

A nursing director has warned his trust that more wards may have to close due to a shortage of registered … Read more

Children waiting up to 18 months for mental health treatment – CQC

20th October 2017

Children with mental health problems are waiting up to 18 months to be treated, a government-ordered report will reveal next … Read more

Babies missing out on basic checks as number of health visitors plunges

18th October 2017

Babies are missing out on basic checks as a result of plunging numbers of health visitors, Labour has claimed. New … Read more

Future of Rothbury hospital ward goes to Secretary of State

17th October 2017

The future of the inpatient ward at Rothbury Community Hospital is going to the top, after councillors voted to refer … Read more

Calderdale Royal A&E to shut at night if staffing becomes critically low

15th October 2017

Plans have been drawn up to close an A&E department serving Huddersfield people if staffing numbers become critically low. The … Read more

Revealed: NHS’s plans to bar patients from attending A&E without a referral

15th October 2017

NHS England is considering pilots to stop walk-in patients attending A&E departments, requiring them to be referred by a GP … Read more

Fears over ‘long-term downgrading’ of Bassetlaw Hospital as reviews begin

12th October 2017

Campaigners have raised concerns that there will be a “long term downgrading” of services at Bassetlaw Hospital after it emerged … Read more