The impact on patients

Mental health patients sent 300 miles from home due to lack of beds

Full story in The Guardian, 17 September 2018 Patients with serious mental health problems are being sent more than 300 … Read more

NHS rationing putting hernia patients’ lives at risk, say surgeons

Full story in The Guardian, 17 July 2018. Patients with hernia problems are being left in pain and at risk … Read more

The NHS saves my life every day – we must do everything we can to protect it

Full story in The Independent, 2 July 2018 Free at the point of need. That for me, as we debate … Read more

Care UK gives GPs operation price list

Full story in The Guardian, 5 December 2017 A private healthcare company has sent letters to hundreds of GPs setting … Read more

NHS patients going blind and missing cancer treatments due to hospital failings, report finds

Patients in Cornwall died after waiting too long for heart treatment, while others were left to go blind, according to a damning … Read more

NHS England delay ‘denies patients access to life saving treatment’

Patients are being denied access to heart treatments that could prevent strokes or save lives, after an NHS England project … Read more

Thousands of children’s operations cancelled each year, NHS figures show

Paediatricians’ leader says figures obtained by Labour are further evidence NHS is being pushed to the brink. Thousands of operations … Read more

Long waits for surgery ‘have tripled in four years’

The number of patients waiting six months or more for surgery has tripled over the past four years in England, … Read more

‘A grim reality’: concern over longer waits for NHS operations

Patients are being left in pain and discomfort due to financial pressures facing NHS, says Royal College of Surgeons An … Read more

NHS patients offered the chance to see a GP weeks earlier – if they pay

NHS patients are being offered the chance to jump the queue to see a GP weeks earlier – if they … Read more