Cuts in services

Glenfield Hospital: Rally held for child heart surgery

10th July 2017

Campaigners fighting to save children’s heart surgery at an East Midlands hospital held a rally in Leicester. An NHS England … Read more

Mental health service closure undermines parity of esteem pledge

7th July 2017

Doctors have criticised the ‘short-sighted’ axing of a public mental health service in Surrey – the parliamentary patch of the … Read more

Doctors forced to plead with NHS for treatments for patients, BMJ finds

5th July 2017

Growing rationing of healthcare is forcing more doctors to plead with the NHS to fund treatments patients need, including cataract … Read more

NHS under pressure: What is happening to A&E services?

4th July 2017

As a fourth hospital in England closes its casualty ward overnight, and with more downgrades likely to follow, are the … Read more

Evening and weekend emergency children’s operations to end at three hospitals over lack of NHS staff

30th June 2017

Plans have been given the go-ahead to stop some emergency children’s operations at evenings and weekends at three regional hospitals … Read more

“It’s a crisis”: Patients raise concerns over Lincoln Walk-In-Centre closure plans

29th June 2017

Lincoln residents have spoken out at the first of three consultation events held over proposals to close the city’s only … Read more

BMA chief: NHS is ‘running on fumes’

28th June 2017

Dr Mark Porter hit out at the government at the start of the union’s annual conference. He accused ministers of … Read more

Savings drive softened after ‘top-down pressure’ complaints

28th June 2017

In a letter sent to providers in around 14 “capped expenditure” areas today, NHS Improvement said organisations should not be … Read more

Blow for patients as another Brighton and Hove surgery shuts

28th June 2017

CAMPAIGNERS fear Brighton and Hove could be heading for a GP crisis as it emerged the eighth surgery in two … Read more

Disabled patients ‘relying on crowdfunding’ for wheelchairs

28th June 2017

Disabled patients are increasingly having to rely on crowdfunding to pay for wheelchairs, a leading doctor has warned. Cuts in … Read more

NHS chiefs refuse to say if they will be robbing Cinderford to pay Lydney

27th June 2017

NHS chiefs are refusing to say if they are planning to cut service at the Dilke Memorial Hospital in Cinderford … Read more

Devon’s mental health out of area care costs are highest in country

27th June 2017

Not only are more mental health patients being sent out of area because of a lack of beds in Devon, … Read more

Kent and Medway NHS Trust sent hundreds of people with mental illnesses for treatment out of area

27th June 2017

Hundreds of people in Kent suffering from mental health issues are being sent out of the county for treatment, it’s … Read more

Bristol hospital IVF unit to close

26th June 2017

From November 2017, patients will no longer be able to receive IVF at the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine (BCRM), … Read more

‘Cancer survivors and mentally ill will suffer’ as budgets slashed

25th June 2017

Charities are warning thousands of sick and vulnerable people across Liverpool could be hit by “extremely troubling” cutbacks to their … Read more

Concerns that The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton could lose its mental health wards

25th June 2017

CONCERNS have been raised over proposals that could see the closure of mental health wards at Northallerton’s Friarage Hospital. The … Read more