The impact on patients

Six ways in which NHS financial pressures can affect patient care

NHS finances are almost at breaking point. Since 2010, the unprecedented slowdown in funding growth and rising demand have made … Read more

Prestigious teaching trust restricts access to heart service

A prestigious teaching hospital trust has temporarily restricted access to its outpatient cardiology service for out of area referrals, a … Read more

NHS rationing ‘is denying patients care’ as cash crisis deepens

Patients are being denied mental health care, new hips and knees, and drugs to boost their recovery from illnesses including … Read more

Revealed: Shocking NHS postcode lottery for elderly care

Elderly people in some parts of the country are nine times more likely than in others to be admitted to … Read more

GPs face increasing restrictions as NHS rations care to save money

GPs face increasingly tighter restrictions on their ability to refer for specialist care, reveals an investigation by Pulse into plans … Read more

Cancer victims face postcode lottery for NHS care

Thousands of cancer patients are dying needlessly every year because of an “unacceptable” postcode lottery of care, MPs warn. A … Read more

GPs face growing pressure on child mental health referrals as CCGs impose further cuts

CCGs are making cuts to the funding of child and adolescent mental health services, despite concerns from GPs that services … Read more