Delays to treatment

Ambulance privatisation descends into ‘total shambles’

12th April 2016

Hundreds of patients including people with cancer and kidney failure have missed important appointments for treatment because ambulances did not … Read more

Children and Young People’s Mental Health: State of the Nation

11th April 2016

Today CentreForum have published the first report of our Commission on children and young people’s mental health. Our new research … Read more

Mental health services turn away 23% of under-18s referred to them

11th April 2016

Mental Health services turn away nearly a quarter of the children and young people who come to them for help, … Read more

Cancer wait performance declines significantly in London

8th April 2016

The latest cancer data shows a significant decline in waiting times performance for north London boroughs. The five clinical commissioning … Read more

Hundreds more hidden patients waiting 52 weeks for treatment

17th March 2016

At least 378 more patients than previously thought have been waiting a year or more for planned treatment, HSJ has … Read more

Why contracting out to private health providers doesn’t always work

16th March 2016

The NHS (Reinstatement) bill received its second reading in parliament last week. Its aim is to reverse the creeping privatisation … Read more

Eye risk from ‘overstretched NHS’

16th March 2016

Eye specialists say hundreds of patients suffer irreversible sight loss every year in England because services are overstretched and under-resourced. … Read more

NHS records worst ever performance figures

15th March 2016

The NHS recorded its worst ever performance in the first month of the year as services struggled to cope with … Read more

Why are more children being prescribed antidepressants? Funding cuts

14th March 2016

New research published this week shows that between 2005 and 2013 there was a 54% increase in the number of children and … Read more

Hospital on black alert as patients face diversions and long waits in A&E

26th February 2016

A hospital has been placed on the highest level of alert as it battles to control demand from patients and … Read more