Cuts in services

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

Maternity services overworked, understaffed and struggling to cope shows senior midwives survey

14th October 2015

Maternity unit closures, budget and training cuts and reduced services are among the issues highlighted by a survey of UK … Read more

More NHS services will be ‘rationed’ under ministers’ plans

30th September 2015

Government plans for NHS ‘efficiency savings’ cannot be delivered without rationing of services, Labour’s new shadow health secretary has warned. … Read more

GP funding withdrawn as direct result of Government public health cuts, says local council

22nd September 2015

Public health commissioners were forced to cap funding of GP-run NHS Health Checks as a direct result of the Government’s … Read more

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS trust told ‘no mental health beds available

7th September 2015

An NHS trust was told there were no mental health beds available across England, its medical director has said. Dr … Read more

UK Faculty of Public Health response to the Department of Health consultation on Local authority public health allocations 2015-2016

28th August 2015

FPH welcomes the Prime Minister‘s commitment to increase NHS spending in real terms every year in this Parliament, rising to … Read more

Slashed budgets and STIs: The painful truth about birth control services in Britain today

17th June 2015

‘Very worrying for sexual health, as well as other services: Government announces £200m cuts to public health budget.’ So tweeted … Read more

£200m cuts to public health: the situation is getting serious

16th June 2015

The Treasury’s announcement of a £200m cut to “non-NHS” funding has raised alarm bells amongst professional organisations from the Faculty of … Read more

Government announces £200m cuts to public health budget

15th June 2015

Public health budgets are set to be slashed by £200m this year under a raft of measures to ‘bring down … Read more

£8million cut from Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust budget since 2011

12th June 2015

Almost £8 million has been cut from mental health services in Kent in the past four years. The figures can … Read more

Stealth cuts to hospitals push the NHS into the red

29th April 2015

Cuts to tariffs – the prices paid to hospitals for different medical procedures – are starving health trusts of income … Read more

Mental health trust funding down 8% from 2010 despite coalition’s drive for parity of esteem

20th March 2015

Funding for NHS trusts to provide mental health services has fallen by more than 8% in real terms over the … Read more

Rationing in the NHS

1st February 2015

This briefing sets out to highlight some of the key issues and dilemmas facing policy-makers and practitioners in the area … Read more