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Public health nursing roles ‘must be preserved’ to improve UK children’s health

26th January 2017

Health visiting and school nursing services “must be preserved” if the UK is to make strides in improving children’s health, … Read more

Cutting hospital beds would be “lunacy,” warns senior emergency doctor

25th January 2017

Plans to reduce bed capacity in some NHS hospitals are “lunacy” against the current backdrop of rising demand and high … Read more

Charges proposed for out-of-hours GP appointments in England

25th January 2017

Patients could face paying their family doctors for out-of-hours appointments and minor procedures that fall outside the surgery’s contracted NHS … Read more

Is the NHS in crisis?

24th January 2017

The chairman of the Leeds Health Scrutiny Board certainly thinks so. In a letter to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Coun … Read more

Thousands of patients could be forced into care homes due to CCG cuts

23rd January 2017

Thousands of patients could be forced into residential care as a result of clinical commissioning groups restricting funding for care … Read more

NHS Hospital wards left with ‘dangerously low levels of nurses’

19th January 2017

Hospitals are running wards with a dangerously low number of nurses and are using healthcare workers as “stand-ins”, according to a … Read more

Theresa May accused of ‘playing down’ NHS crisis and ‘scapegoating’ GPs

17th January 2017

The BMA’s chairman, Dr Mark Porter, said the underfunding of the NHS and “salami slicing” has led to a situation … Read more

How the ‘humanitarian’ crisis in the NHS is paving the way for private healthcare

12th January 2017

It has been a calamitous winter inside the NHS.  Last week, three people tragically died at Worcestershire Royal hospital with … Read more

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to close Integrative Care beds

20th December 2016

Scotland’s largest health board has voted to close inpatient beds at a Glasgow site which previously operated as the Homeopathic … Read more

Future Fit: Fears for patients over Shropshire A&E decision delay

16th December 2016

Tracey Huffer, Shropshire councillor for Ludlow East and a practising nurse, has called for better leadership and communication to be … Read more

Underfunded and overstretched – the crisis in care for the elderly

10th December 2016

“It’s like being at home,” was the verdict that one resident at West Hall, a care home in West Byfleet, … Read more

Workload damages patient care, say GPs

9th December 2016

GPs in Scotland have sent a clear message that their workload is unsustainable and is affecting patient care. A BMA … Read more

‘Closure’ of Grantham A&E and maternity services overhaul revealed in leaked report

6th December 2016

A leaked health report suggests A&E service at Grantham hospital could potentially end and maternity services could be centralised across … Read more

Jeremy Hunt has not grasped the scale of workforce issues

6th December 2016

Hunt needs to understand that nurses join the profession to nurse, not because they failed to become doctors Health secretary … Read more

Why the big secret over plans to transform NHS services?

6th December 2016

Proposed consolidation of neonatal services could be the reason sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) were drawn up without GPs like … Read more

13 GP practices to close in single county

6th December 2016

Plans are underway to close 13 of the 18 GP practices in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, leaving patients having to travel … Read more