Cuts in services

Public health gains in danger as councils cut GP funding

5th April 2016

The Government promised that its £200m cuts to public health services will not affect frontline services – but a Pulse … Read more

More than 170 GP surgeries have closed in 3 years because of ‘financial pressures’

24th March 2016

More than 170 GP surgeries have closed in three years with doctors citing the increasing financial pressures of running modern … Read more

Patients put at risk and staff ‘driven to the brink’ by cost-cutting Liverpool NHS trust

23rd March 2016

Failings at a Liverpool NHS trust were “ignored or watered down” by bosses who were hellbent on “aggressive” cost-cutting that … Read more

CCGs consider sweeping restrictions to plug £25m hole

22nd March 2016

A group of clinical commissioning groups in the Midlands have outlined proposals for wide ranging restrictions to NHS services in … Read more

Cuts to PIP ‘extremely damaging’ says College of Occupational Therapists

21st March 2016

The College of Occupational Therapists has expressed concern following the Government’s announcement to cut Personal Independence Payments (PIP).  Under new … Read more

Budget 2016: George Osborne cuts £1.1bn from NHS repairs fund

20th March 2016

The NHS repairs budget has been slashed by £1.1bn, in an unpublicised cut included in George Osborne’s 2016 Budget. The … Read more

Budget includes £650 million in ‘secret cuts’ to the NHS, analysis shows

18th March 2016

George Osborne made hundreds of millions of pounds in “secret cuts” to the NHS in his Budget, according to the … Read more

Councils cut hundreds of thousands of pounds from stop smoking services

18th March 2016

Councils are cutting their smoking cessation budgets by hundreds of thousands of pounds – a move that experts warn will … Read more

‘No convincing plan’ for NHS to save £22bn, say scathing report

17th March 2016

An influential committee of MPs has made sweeping criticisms of the Department of Health and NHS England over their handling … Read more

One in three GPs predict closure by 2020 unless seven-day plans are scrapped

20th February 2016

A third of GPs believe that their practice will stop providing services to patients by 2020, according to new research. … Read more

Liverpool NHS jobs face the axe because of community health funding cuts

18th February 2016

Up to 30 NHS staff in Liverpool could lose their jobs as services including exercise classes for dementia patients and … Read more

One in five London practices could close, warn LMCs

16th February 2016

Almost one million people in London could lose their GP in the next three years, an LMC survey of GP … Read more

How councils are cutting GP sexual health services

11th February 2016

A number of local authorities are changing the way sexual health services are provided, which is likely to lead to … Read more

The King’s fund 2016 : What the planning guidance means for the NHS

10th February 2016

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

East Sussex budget cuts and 3.99% tax rise backed

9th February 2016

Spending plans that will see about £20m of cuts and a 3.99% increase in council tax have been approved. Conservative-run … Read more

200,000 patients displaced after rapid rise in GP surgery closures last year

29th January 2016

The number of patients being displaced by surgery closures has risen by 50% in a year, with 200,000 patients in … Read more