Cuts in services

Too many baby deaths avoidable, report into NHS finds

13th November 2018

Full story The Guardian, 13 November 2018 Seven out of 10 stillbirths, neonatal deaths and babies brain damaged at birth … Read more

NHS cancer treatment wait statistics ‘set to be worst on record’

8th November 2018

Full story The Guardian, 8 November 2018 The NHS is on course for its worst annual cancer waiting statistics on record, official … Read more

Eye patients harmed after acute trust’s waiting list spirals

31st October 2018

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

Budget pledges on health and social care dismissed as ‘sticking plaster’

30th October 2018

Full story in The Guardian, 30 October 2018 Health experts have said the chancellor’s £20.5bn boost for the NHS in … Read more

People in mental health crisis neglected by NHS, MPs warn

17th October 2018

Full story in The Guardian, 16 October 2018 Growing numbers of people who experience a mental health crisis are having … Read more

Thousands of terminal breast cancer patients ‘abandoned’ due to NHS nurse shortage

13th October 2018

Full story in The Independent, 13 October 2018 Thousands of terminal breast cancer patients are being left “abandoned” amid a shortage of specialist … Read more

Revealed: Hospital made ‘lunacy’ bed cuts before severe winter problems

8th October 2018

Full story in The HSJ, 8 October 2018 A trust reduced its “core bed base” by nearly 40 in the … Read more

Hundreds turn out in protest at plans to remove stroke unit from Margate’s QEQM Hospital

6th October 2018

Fully story in The Isle of Thanet News, 6 October 2018 Hundreds of campaigners turned out today (October 6) to … Read more

Health visitors struggling with ‘dangerously high’ caseloads

24th September 2018

Full story in The Guardian, 23 September 2018 Health visitors are struggling to care for families properly because they have … Read more

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 August 2018 Almost half of maternity units at hospitals in England were closed to … Read more