The impact on patients

Nottingham rations cancer care due to lack of staff

More than a decade of frozen funding has brought the NHS to a shocking new stage of crisis, in which … Read more

Under-18s being denied urgent mental health treatment, say GPs

A survey of GPs across the UK show that they do not feel confident that a young person will receive … Read more

NHS failure to meet waiting times targets risks patients’ lives

The Public Accounts Committee report on NHS waiting times was released 12 June 2019. In summary, it states that more and … Read more

Eye patients harmed after acute trust’s waiting list spirals

Full story in The HSJ, 31 October 2018 Nearly 40 eye patients have suffered a worsening of their condition because … Read more

Child mental health services ‘not fit for purpose’, says top psychiatrist

Full story in Pulse, 24 September 2018 Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) services across England are so overstretched … Read more

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

Patients with hernia problems are being left in pain and at risk of needing emergency surgery, and even of death, … 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