Cuts in services

Cheshire cancer patients ‘could die sooner’ if NHS cuts are forced through

22nd June 2017

Cancer patients in Cheshire could die sooner because they will end up waiting longer for urgent hospital treatment if NHS … Read more

Leak shows ‘devastating’ impact of planned NHS cuts in London

21st June 2017

Patients will be denied treatment, waiting times for operations will lengthen and A&E and maternity units may be shut under … Read more

Top FT challenges CCG over ‘unsafe’ urgent care procurement

19th June 2017

A leading foundation trust rated outstanding has accused one of its commissioners of a potentially “unsafe and unsustainable” procurement, and … Read more

East Kent health trust boss Matthew Kershaw faces calls to resign over potential downgrading of Kent and Canterbury Hospital

19th June 2017

Campaigners have applauded a call for the resignation of a hospitals’ boss over what is feared to be the downgrading … Read more

Most of central London hospital to be sold off, plans reveal

19th June 2017

Almost all of a central London hospital is to be sold and its services diverted to already stretched facilities around … Read more

As overdose deaths hit record levels, drug and alcohol services face massive cuts

15th June 2017

evin Jaffray had been addicted to heroin for 20 years when he finally sought help in prison. “I was in … Read more

Secret NHS cost-cutting plans sound ‘death knell’ for British healthcare, warn campaigners

6th June 2017

Extended waiting times, ward and service closures, and withdrawal of public funding for some treatments among proposals in new national savings … Read more

HSJ Exclusive: New national savings drive will ‘challenge the values’ of NHS leaders

6th June 2017

Closing wards and services, blocking choice of private providers, systematically extending waiting times, and stopping some treatments are all being … Read more

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

5th June 2017

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

Trusts left ‘drowning in debt’ by Treasury-driven scheme

2nd June 2017

The way that sustainability funding has been distributed risks creating huge imbalances where some NHS trusts become “cash rich” and … Read more

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

22nd May 2017

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

May’s extra £8bn pledge for NHS is far less than it needs, experts say

18th May 2017

Theresa May’s pledge of £8bn more for the NHS is far less than the service needs and could damage the … Read more

Cuts to crucial children’s health services are jeopardising the health of England’s children and young people

16th May 2017

A new RCN report, The Best Start: The Future of Children’s Health, shows how plummeting numbers of health visitors and … Read more

Union condemns cuts to school nurses

16th May 2017

Cuts to crucial services are jeopardising the health of England’s children, nursing leaders are warning. The Royal College of Nursing … Read more

Beds to be axed at Leek Moorlands Hospital ‘within weeks’

13th May 2017

Beds will be axed at another North Staffordshire hospital in the next few weeks. Campaigners have been fighting to safeguard … Read more

Does the NHS need more money?

12th May 2017

In recent years, NHS spending has been protected while other budgets, such as those for local government services and policing, … Read more