Rationing

NHS staff ask ‘least bad’ patients to sleep in corridors amid hospital demand crisis

28th February 2017

Patients are being asked to volunteer to sleep in corridors in order to free up spaces on overrun NHS wards, … Read more

Hospitals could join prisons in cycle of ‘crisis, cash, repeat’, says report

28th February 2017

Better financial planning and reforms needed to avoid ‘disastrous combination of failing public services and breached spending controls’ Hospitals could … Read more

Read all about it: media coverage of NHS rationing

16th February 2017

As part of the work for our forthcoming report on NHS financial pressures, we examined how the media have reported … Read more

Robots can’t solve the crisis in the NHS – we still need workers with empathy

11th February 2017

Images of trolleys laden with suffering people in corridors, old people hooked up to drips on beds in cupboards – not … Read more

‘High’ risk to patients due to regional bed shortage, CQC warns

10th February 2017

The risk of a patient taking their life is “high” in West Midlands’ mental health trusts due to a shortage … Read more

How the poor get ‘managed’ off waiting lists

10th February 2017

Every couple of months, some prominent media personality suggests people should pay upfront for more of their healthcare. This is … Read more

CCGs claim rationing decision based on Right Care programme

9th February 2017

Last month HSJ revealed that Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group, alongside South Worcestershire and Wyre Forest CCGs, intended to … Read more

Fears of ‘two-tier NHS’ as GPs allow fee-paying patients to jump the queue

9th February 2017

Family doctors in Bournemouth have set up the first private GP service at which people who pay up to £145 … Read more

Analysis: A&E performance sinks to record low

9th February 2017

Accident and emergency performance for December in England has sunk to its lowest level since the data started being collected … Read more

NHS cash crisis in Kent halts non-urgent surgery until April

2nd February 2017

An NHS body has run so short of money that it has banned patients in its area from having non-urgent … Read more

Warning of cuts to family doctors in NHS overhaul

31st January 2017

GP leaders have warned that local health chiefs are exploiting plans to overhaul the NHS in order to slash the … Read more

MPs to debate freeze on nurse pay rises today

30th January 2017

MPs are to debate the 1% freeze on nurse pay rises later today, following successful petitioning by campaigners. A petition … Read more

CCG cuts to smoking services will only exacerbate soaring care costs, says APPG

30th January 2017

Smoking is costing local authorities and individuals an enormous £1.4bn in social care costs to cover the growing needs of … Read more

NHS spending per person will be cut next year, ministers confirm

27th January 2017

The Government will cut the National Health Service’s budget per person in real terms next year, ministers have admitted in … Read more

Pain-level rationing of hip and knee surgery due to cash crisis, admits NHS

27th January 2017

A senior NHS official has admitted that funding shortages mean hip and knee replacements will have to be rationed according … Read more

Paramedics spend 500,000 hours outside busy A&Es, say auditors

26th January 2017

Paramedics last year spent 500,000 hours outside hospitals with a patient in the back of their ambulance because A&E staff … Read more