Cuts in services

Emergency admissions and delayed transfers grow despite national efforts

11th May 2017

The number of hospital emergency admissions rose 2.8 per cent in 2016-17 to 4.3 million, with March this year seeing … Read more

Changing population means NHS faces real-terms funding cut this decade

8th May 2017

Research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) reveals that real-terms DH spending will increase by 12% over the period … Read more

Future Fit: No progress made on independent review

8th May 2017

The independent review into the Future Fit process has still not made any progress, three months after it was announced … Read more

NHS pay cap ‘must be lifted’

8th May 2017

The pay cap on NHS staff must be lifted because it puts patient safety at risk, NHS bosses say. NHS … Read more

Are there 6,700 fewer mental health staff?

7th May 2017

The claim: At least 6,700 mental health nurses and doctors have been cut from the NHS in England since 2010. … Read more

Bad Brexit deal would be disaster for NHS, says Jeremy Hunt

6th May 2017

A bad deal on Brexit would be “a disaster” for the NHS, Jeremy Hunt has said, as he claimed the … Read more

GP leaders issue guidance amid a flurry of practice closures

5th May 2017

GP leaders in Wales have set out to help practices finding themselves with ‘no way out’, amid a raft of … Read more

NHS hospital waiting lists to rise above five million in two years, leak suggests

4th May 2017

The number of NHS patients waiting for hospital treatment could soar to more than five million in just two years’ … Read more

New merger trust sets out five year savings plan

4th May 2017

Essex’s new mental health provider trust must deliver £43m of savings over the next five years to hit its business … Read more

Are NHS transformation plans a sticking plaster over big funding gaps?

3rd May 2017

Almost every day there’s a new report on the state of NHS finances. With so many negative headlines, it can … Read more

NHS Ambulances fail to reach most seriously ill and injured patients in time despite efficiency drive

1st May 2017

Ambulances are failing to reach thousands of seriously-ill patients within the eight-minute target time, despite a dramatic reduction in the … Read more

Nurses will see their pay ‘cut by 12% over a decade’

29th April 2017

NHS workers will have had their pay cut by 12% by the end of the decade because of a government-imposed … Read more

Tories ‘relaxed’ about NHS crisis because they think election is won

27th April 2017

The government is ‘relaxed’ about the crisis in general practice because it thinks Labour can’t win the general election, a … Read more

Government ‘lacks credible plan’ for improving GP access, say MPs

27th April 2017

The Government’s plans to boost access to GP appointments and expand the workforce lack credibility, according to an influential committee … Read more

The areas where NHS cuts could hit hardest

17th April 2017

The areas of the country where NHS cuts are likely to hit hardest because services are nearing their “overdraft” limits … Read more

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