Cuts in services

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

18th September 2018

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

Plans to close three acute stroke units revealed

18th September 2018

Full story in HSJ, 17 September 2018 Under the preferred option, set out by commissioners, Medway Foundation Trust will lose its … Read more

Major reconfiguration could be referred to Hancock

18th September 2018

Full story in the HSJ, 18 September 2018 A major reconfiguration of services faces referral to the health and social … Read more

Ambulance trust to send occupied vehicles to new emergency calls

16th September 2018

Full story in The Guardian, 16 September 2018 A struggling ambulance trust hopes to improve response times by sending ambulances … Read more

Tory cuts leave alcohol addiction services at breaking point warns Labour, as figures show record low in treatment

13th September 2018

Full story in The Independent, 13 September 2018 Cuts to council budgets for addiction services have led to lowest number of people … Read more

Children forced to travel hundreds of miles for NHS mental health treatment

29th August 2018

Full story in The Guardian, 29 August 2018 Children and young people with serious mental health problems are receiving treatment … Read more

NHS maternity units were forced to close 287 times last year

28th August 2018

Full story in The Guardian, 28 September 2018 Almost half of maternity units at hospitals in England were closed to … Read more

Millions of patients denied use of a wheelchair

27th July 2018

Full story in The Guardian, 27 July 2018. More than 4 million people a year have been denied the use … Read more

NHS in England facing deepening staffing crisis, figures show

26th July 2018

Full story in The Guardian, 26 July 2018. The NHS is facing a deepening staffing crisis as hospitals report growing … Read more

NHS body ‘wastes millions on flawed financial advice’

23rd July 2018

Full story in The Guardian, 21 July 2018 A large NHS body has spent millions of pounds on management consultants for a … Read more

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

17th July 2018

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

NHS opt-in transplant policy at risk due to cuts and staff stress

15th July 2018

Full story in The Guardian, 15 July 2018. Plans to save hundreds of lives by making everyone in England a … Read more

Smokers forced to quit on their own after funding cuts

15th July 2018

Full story in The Guardian, 15 July 2018. Thousands of smokers are being left without the support they need to … Read more

Demand for private counselling soars due to long NHS waiting lists

11th July 2018

Full story in the Metro, 11 July 2018. Since 2016, the number of people booking private counselling sessions has increased … Read more

Fears of future strain on NHS as councils slash health programmes

8th July 2018

Full story in The Guardian, 8 July 2018 Hospitals will bear the brunt of “incredibly shortsighted” cuts to public health … Read more

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

3rd July 2018

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