Cuts in services

Maternity units across England facing the axe under plans to transform NHS care

16th February 2017

Eleven maternity and neonatal units across England are reportedly facing either being axed or merged under plans to transform obstetrics … Read more…

These ‘impossible NHS plans will cost £1.2bn in Yorkshire alone’

14th February 2017

Yorkshire’s NHS needs £1.2bn of investment to deliver a massive reorganisation of health services in the next five years, it … Read more…

Tens of thousands of new mothers can’t reach a midwife, study finds

14th February 2017

Tens of thousands of new mothers a year are seeking help at an A&E unit or GP surgery because they … Read more…

NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

14th February 2017

The NHS is facing its biggest shake up in a generation with nearly 20 hospitals marked for closure and care … Read more…

Hundreds of incidents so serious they should never happen recorded in NHS

11th February 2017

Hundreds of incidents so serious they should “never” happen have taken place in the NHS in just nine months. Fresh … Read more…

Robots can’t solve the crisis in the NHS – we still need workers with empathy

11th February 2017

Images of trolleys laden with suffering people in corridors, old people hooked up to drips on beds in cupboards – not … Read more…

Health chiefs unveil plan to save £1 billion

10th February 2017

Health bosses are aiming to tackle high blood pressure, alcohol abuse and the misuse of antibiotics as part of a … Read more…

‘High’ risk to patients due to regional bed shortage, CQC warns

10th February 2017

The risk of a patient taking their life is “high” in West Midlands’ mental health trusts due to a shortage … Read more…

How the poor get ‘managed’ off waiting lists

10th February 2017

Every couple of months, some prominent media personality suggests people should pay upfront for more of their healthcare. This is … Read more…

A&E in England had worst delays ever in January, leak suggests

9th February 2017

A&E patients in England experienced the worst month of delays in January since a four-hour target was introduced 13 years … Read more…

Cumbrian ambulance boss warns maternity transfer plans are ‘not clinically safe’

9th February 2017

Ambulance boss Derek Cartright does not believe controversial plans to transfer women more than 40 miles while in labour are … Read more…

Number of patients stuck in hospital ‘far higher than NHS data shows’

9th February 2017

The number of patients trapped in hospital despite being fit to leave is three times higher than official data shows, … Read more…

NHS doctors call on prime minister to increase spending

9th February 2017

About 2,000 senior NHS doctors have written to Prime Minister Theresa May to urge her to increase spending on health … Read more…

CCGs claim rationing decision based on Right Care programme

9th February 2017

Last month HSJ revealed that Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group, alongside South Worcestershire and Wyre Forest CCGs, intended to … Read more…

Analysis: A&E performance sinks to record low

9th February 2017

Accident and emergency performance for December in England has sunk to its lowest level since the data started being collected … Read more…

Residents show “overwhelming vote of confidence” in Burton’s A&E as petition hits 40,000 signatures

7th February 2017

A petition set up to save Burton Hospital’s A&E department from a potential downgrade has surged past 40,000 signatures as … Read more…