The impact on patients

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

Theresa May ditches manifesto plan with ‘dementia tax’ U-turn

Theresa May has announced a U-turn on her party’s social care policy by promising an “absolute limit” on the amount … Read more

NHS hospital waiting lists to rise above five million in two years, leak suggests

The number of NHS patients waiting for hospital treatment could soar to more than five million in just two years’ … Read more

Nurses will see their pay ‘cut by 12% over a decade’

NHS workers will have had their pay cut by 12% by the end of the decade because of a government-imposed … Read more

Suicide prevention services stalling due to lack of funding, parliamentary inquiry warns

Government funding shortfalls for suicide prevention services could mean people are dying unnecessarily, an influential cross-party committee of MPs has … Read more

Number of patients missing two-month cancer treatment target window doubles amid warnings A&E crisis is sucking away resources

The number of NHS cancer patients waiting longer than the crucial two-month target window has nearly doubled in the last … Read more

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

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