Cuts in services

The NHS needs more money now or the country will face another winter of discontent – Chris Hopson

4th September 2017

Last winter was widely regarded as the toughest for the NHS in recent times. There’s always concern at winter time about … Read more

NHS ‘spends £21m on management consultancy advice’ while cutting nurses

30th August 2017

Health and social care services across England have paid £21m to management consultant firms to advise on radical cost-cutting plans, an … Read more

‘This is life and death’: Patients discuss closure of sexual health unit at St Peter’s Hospital

24th August 2017

Patients of the St Peter’s Hospital sexual health unit clashed with organisers at a meeting discussing the service’s proposed closure. … Read more

Practice closes after losing half of its GP partners

24th August 2017

A practice in Doncaster has announced plans to close one of its branch surgeries ‘as early as possible’ when the … Read more

A third of GP trainees do not intend to work in NHS after qualifying

17th August 2017

GP leaders described the findings as ‘incredibly concerning’, warning they could have ‘disastrous’ consequences for the NHS. Published in BMJ … Read more

A&E waiting times at east Kent hospitals trust the worst in England

14th August 2017

The decision to drastically cut back emergency care at Kent and Canterbury Hospital has plunged neighbouring A&E departments into crisis … Read more

IVF cut back in 13 areas of England to save money, new data shows

14th August 2017

Thirteen areas of England have restricted or completely halted IVF treatment since the start of the year for women struggling to conceive, … Read more

NHS cutbacks worsen IVF ‘postcode lottery’ in England

14th August 2017

Funding cuts by the UK’s NHS has meant that 13 areas in England have restricted or halted IVF treatment since the start of 2017, … Read more

MPs furious, campaigners not giving up after Horton downgrade confirmed

10th August 2017

North Oxfordshire MP Victoria Prentis said she is ‘furious’ with the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) board for approving the … Read more

United Banburyshire appeals for Horton to be saved

9th August 2017

MPs, campaigners, councils and the clergy descended on Oxford on Monday to plead for the Horton General Hospital to be … Read more

Walsall GP surgeries under threat in radical health shake up

9th August 2017

Two doctor’s surgeries face closure and a further six would merge under radical plans to revamp Walsall’s GP services. The … Read more

GP practice manager hits out at planned closure of sexual health clinic

8th August 2017

The Blanche Heriot Unit at St Peter’s Hospital is set to close at the end of September 2017, Get Surrey reports. The … Read more

‘Totally disgusted’ patients vow to fight Yeovil walk-in clinic closure

8th August 2017

An Australian man visiting Yeovil is “totally disgusted” by the decision to close a walk-in centre helping local people who … Read more

NHS maternity wards in England forced to close 382 times last year

8th August 2017

Maternity wards in England were forced to close their doors 382 times in 2016, according to new figures that have … Read more

Grantham A&E unit’s night closure policy to remain

7th August 2017

A decision to close a hospital accident and emergency unit overnight has been backed by the government. United Lincolnshire Hospitals … Read more

Hospital stops children surgery in a bid to improve services

3rd August 2017

Children’s surgery will move out of The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital to others “better placed” to provide the specialist care, says … Read more