Cuts in services

General Practice faces spiralling crisis, study shows

6th May 2016

General practice needs more investment, practical support to improve ways of working and a better understanding of what is driving … Read more

Trust blames ‘bad behaviour’ of neighbouring providers for staff shortage

6th May 2016

A financially stricken foundation trust has blamed “bad behaviour” of neighbouring trusts breaking agency spending caps for its staff shortages. … Read more

BMA leader: Ministers are trying to undermine trust in doctors

3rd May 2016

BMA chair Dr Mark Porter has claimed ministers are trying to undermine trust in doctors and are ‘squandering the morale of … Read more

Threat of public health nurse cuts now becoming a reality

3rd May 2016

Council cuts to budgets for health visiting and school nursing services that are putting jobs at risk threaten to “unravel” … Read more

Politician warns cutting £30 million from NHS Fife budget will leave it in ‘critical condition’

28th April 2016

Fife’s health service is in a critical condition as it faces “devastating” cuts to its finances, it has been claimed. … Read more

NHS England pushes on with CRG cuts despite charities’ concerns

28th April 2016

NHS England has pushed ahead with its plans to cut the number of clinical reference groups, despite warnings from patient … Read more

HSJ Report 2016 – Mapped: The financial health of every STP area

23rd April 2016

At a time when the NHS is planning for 2016/17 and beyond, this briefing considers some of the key publications … Read more

We take strain off GPs – but cuts to NHS could see your local pharmacy close, warns chemist

21st April 2016

CONCERNS over budget cuts to pharmacy services have been raised by a Christchurch company. Patients and staff at Wessex Pharmacies were … Read more

One third of practices considering handing back their contract in one area

20th April 2016

General practice in Essex is on the brink of collapse, the LMC has warned, after finding that almost one third … Read more

Rescue bid for quality of care

18th April 2016

The BMA has today published a report on privatisation in the NHS. It calls for Government to implement eight recommendations … Read more

NHS and public services will face billions in cuts if Britain votes to leave EU, George Osborne to warn

18th April 2016

The NHS, schools and defence will face billions of pounds worth of cuts and householders will be £4,300 poorer a … Read more

Transplants axed and wards closed amid trust’s nurse shortage

18th April 2016

Liver transplant operations at one of the country’s flagship teaching hospitals have been cancelled because of a shortage of critical … Read more

NHS cuts gone ‘too far’ says GP out-of-hours provider IC24

15th April 2016

A GP out-of-hours service provider said NHS cuts had left it with less than the price of a pizza to … Read more

NHS is rationing caesarean births to save money, coroner warns

15th April 2016

A coroner has warned the NHS is risking lives after claiming a baby died because his mother was forced to … Read more

Cutting physiotherapy services a false economy, says CSP

14th April 2016

Proposals by CCGs covering Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country to restrict access to physiotherapy could drive up costs for … Read more

Patients die after surgery as the NHS cuts corners

11th April 2016

Thousands of patients are dying because the NHS cuts corners on operations for the critically ill, the Royal College of … Read more