Cuts in services

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

NHS straining at the seams year before 70th birthday, finds regulator

10th October 2017

The NHS is in danger of a sharp decline in its services around its 70th birthday next year, with the risk of … Read more

NHS patients going blind and missing cancer treatments due to hospital failings, report finds

5th October 2017

Patients in Cornwall died after waiting too long for heart treatment, while others were left to go blind, according to a damning … Read more

Charity fears national precedent if CCG axes free transport services

4th October 2017

A charity has warned a dangerous precedent may be set if a clinical commissioning group enforces its decision to stop … Read more

Falling number of NHS child psychiatrists provokes ‘deep concern’

25th September 2017

The number of NHS psychiatrists helping troubled children and young people in England is falling despite the growing demand for care, new … Read more

Exposed: ‘secretive’ NHS cost-cutting plans include children’s care

25th September 2017

diagnostics and treatment for children with complex needs are among services earmarked for cost-cutting plans considered by the NHS to … Read more

Government accused of ’empty promises’ on mental health as NHS plans to slash funding

20th September 2017

The Government has been accused of “empty promises” over boosting mental health provision as new figures reveal that half of … Read more

NHS spends £80m on private ambulances a year, data shows

19th September 2017

The NHS is spending almost £80m a year hiring private ambulances to answer 999 calls and take patients to hospital for appointments, … Read more

‘Heads must roll over catastrophic errors in HRI shake-up plan’

17th September 2017

It’s time for ALL the hospital and health bosses behind the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary downgrade plan to stand down, a … Read more

This is what Kirklees Council told Jeremy Hunt about the HRI downgrade plan

17th September 2017

Councillors’ deep disappointment over the quality of health chiefs’ downgrade plan has been revealed. In July councillors from Calderdale and … Read more

Health campaigners call on Havering Council to petition Jeremy Hunt to review King George A&E closure

12th September 2017

A public meeting was held at Romford Central Library in St Edward’s Way on Monday night, calling upon Havering Council … Read more

NHS IVF no longer available in county that pioneered it

11th September 2017

Full story in BioNews, 11 September 2017 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)  has removed funding for free IVF treatment, despite being the county … Read more

NHS funding concerns raised after patient’s death

7th September 2017

A coroner has raised concerns over the level of funding in mental health services following the death of a patient … Read more

NHS warns of ‘dangerous’ beds shortage this winter

4th September 2017

Patients could die this winter because the NHS is alarmingly unprepared to deal with the surge of people who fall ill during … Read more