Cuts in services

Government cuts ‘leave sexual health services at tipping point’

3rd August 2017

Sexual health services are at “a tipping point” with clinics unable to keep up with demand for tests and treatment, … Read more

Jeremy Hunt has repeatedly failed to meet pledges on mental health care

2nd August 2017

Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, has announced plans to expand mental health provision with a £1.3bn injection that will see … Read more

Councillors to discuss closure of NHS walk in centre at public meeting

1st August 2017

Discussions are taking place about the future of two NHS services in Lincolnshire. Councillors are considering their response to proposals … Read more

New fears for Chorley A&E

1st August 2017

Fears that Chorley’s Accident & Emergency unit could close again have surfaced among campaigners fighting for a 24/7 service. According … Read more

Nuffield health sales leap as NHS comes under strain

31st July 2017

The deteriorating health of the UK population has boosted turnover at one of Britain’s largest private hospital ­operators as the … Read more

West Norfolk surgery under threat of closure

28th July 2017

A West Norfolk surgery is under threat of closure. Vida Healthcare, who run Fairstead Surgery, say the building is not … Read more

NHS accused of shrouding £500m of planned cuts in secrecy

28th July 2017

Doctors’ leaders have accused NHS bosses of shrouding controversial plans for £500m of cuts to services across England in “totally … Read more

CCGs face ‘impossible’ choices to deliver higher savings targets

26th July 2017

Local commissioners must deliver efficiency savings of almost 4 per cent to meet their financial targets this year, despite failing … Read more

Richards: NHS must protect waiting times and access to treatment

25th July 2017

The NHS must protect waiting times for planned treatment and maintain access to evidence based care despite ongoing austerity, the outgoing … Read more

Mum’s plea to save special heart unit

21st July 2017

A Lincolnshire mum has said her eight-year-old son may not have survived his ordeal if it was played out again … Read more

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

Six month stay of execution for maternity services at Darlington Memorial Hospital

20th July 2017

Closure-threatened hospital maternity services have received a stay of execution after a decision over their future was delayed for at … 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