Cuts in services

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

LMC sounds alarm over council’s £8m cut to public health

26th January 2016

GP practices will ‘struggle to cope’ as Government policy is forcing public health budget cuts of several millions in some … Read more

Public health—the frontline cuts begin

20th January 2016

In 2014 we stated that a pressing imperative was to stop the raids on public health budgets and that a … Read more

Stop Smoking Services at threat as funding comes under pressure

20th January 2016

Around forty per cent of local authorities in England are cutting budgets to stop smoking services according to a new … Read more

How public health cuts could leave Stop Smoking Services under threat

14th January 2016

As part of the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, money for Stop Smoking Services – and responsibility for running … Read more

New wave of practice closures could mean 25,000 patients lose their GP

7th January 2016

Tens of thousands of patients could be forced to register with another GP, as several practices prepare to close their … Read more

A&Es hit by children’s mental health crisis

28th December 2015

The dire state of care for children with mental illnesses is revealed today, as figures show the numbers arriving at … Read more

North London council plans reveal 60% public health cuts by 2018

8th December 2015

A north London council has laid out proposals to cut public health services including health visiting, drug and alcohol, and … Read more

Annual public health funding cut of 4% branded ‘short-sighted’

27th November 2015

Public health spending will be cut by 4% a year in real terms, as part of the government’s spending review. … Read more

Medical training and public health budget hit as chancellor slashes non-NHS funding

26th November 2015

The Government is cutting the Department of Health’s budget for non-frontline services such as medical training and public health by … Read more

George Osborne’s short-term relief for the NHS falls short of a cure

26th November 2015

The chancellor’s promise of more cash for the NHS masks substantial cuts outside the core funding, while the increase fails … Read more

Government cuts to sexual health services could cost NHS ‘billions’ over next decade

18th November 2015

The Government’s planned cuts to public health budgets could end up costing the health service in the region of £3.5bn … Read more

Cuts to local authority public health budgets threaten vital services and the sustainability of the NHS

6th November 2015

The Department of Health have announced plans to go ahead with their proposed cut to the public health budget in … Read more

Only support service for vulnerable people with HIV in Leeds to be axed by city council

17th October 2015

Leeds’ only HIV support service faces closure, prompting fears it could leave hundreds of vulnerable people at risk. BHA Leeds … Read more