Cuts in services

23,000-name petition to save Leek’s Moorlands Hospital receives unanimous support

21st July 2017

A petition to save a community hospital has received unanimous backing from councillors. More than 23,000 people signed their support … Read more

Cuts a huge step back for public health

21st July 2017

Doctors have warned of a ‘huge step back’ in public health after research revealed big cuts to sexual health, quit-smoking … Read more

Midwives call for ‘urgent’ funding for mental health care for new mothers after postnatal depression death

21st July 2017

There is an “urgent need” for more funding for mental health care for expectant and new mothers, leading midwives have … Read more

UK cancer survival rates lag behind those of other European countries – study

18th July 2017

Cancer survival rates in the UK continue to lag behind those of other European countries, research suggests, with experts flagging … Read more

Rise in life expectancy has stalled since 2010, research shows

18th July 2017

A century-long rise in life expectancy has stalled since 2010 when austerity brought about deep cuts in NHS and social … Read more

NHS staff shortages to blame for big rise in cancelled operations on children and young people, Labour warns

17th July 2017

Operations on children and young people are being cancelled in huge numbers as NHS staff shortages bite, Labour reveals today. … Read more

Life-changing Rotherham Institute for Obesity closes its doors

15th July 2017

TWO double-decker buses full of passengers add up to an awful lot of weight. But that is the amount staff … Read more

Revealed: NHS cuts could target heart attack patients in Surrey and Sussex

14th July 2017

Patients at risk of a heart attack could be denied vital tests and potentially life-saving operations under NHS plans to make £55m … Read more

Brighton care service requires improvement, says CQC

14th July 2017

A Brighton care service has made changes for the better after a few tough years but still “requires improvement”, according … Read more

More patients waiting too long in A&E despite it being NHS priority

13th July 2017

The NHS is taking longer to treat patients attending accident and emergency departments despite ministers and health officials making A&E … Read more

Theresa May to oversee £85m in cuts to public health budgets this year, analysis reveals

13th July 2017

Theresa May has been accused of taking her “eye off the ball” over public health as it was revealed budgets … Read more

Chickens coming home to roost: local government public health budgets for 2017/18

13th July 2017

The Department for Communities and Local Government has released new data on local authorities’ planned budgets for public health in … Read more

NHS treatments for PILES and CATARACTS facing cutbacks in St Helens

10th July 2017

NHS treatment for piles, cataracts, hairloss and laser tattoo removal could be slashed in St Helens. The latest cutbacks to … Read more

Battle to save Cumbria community hospital beds will go on, council leader pledges

10th July 2017

The fight to save community hospital beds from the axe will continue, according to Cumbria County council leader Stewart Young. … Read more

MP vows to prevent ‘diminishment’ of hospital services in Southend

10th July 2017

The Conservative MP for Southend West says he will fight for the future of the town’s hospital accident and emergency … Read more

Protests over Shropshire maternity unit closures

10th July 2017

Campaigners have gathered to protest the closure of three rural maternity units across Shropshire. Midwife-led units in Oswestry, Ludlow and … Read more