Cuts in services

Estimates of 1.4 million older people not receiving help needed

26th June 2019

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) have said that local authorities spending £22.5 billion on adults and the … Read more

NHSE: Cuts need to stop if public health to stay with councils

10th June 2019

NHS England has hit back over the health secretary’s assertion that public health budgets should stay with local government, saying … Read more

Sexual health clinics are on the austerity front line – and now STIs are surging

6th June 2019

Just hours after the news broke that sexually transmitted infections have reached a 40-year high, another three clinics were shut down, this time … Read more

Sure Start programme saved the NHS millions of pounds, study finds

4th June 2019

Sure Start children’s centres delivered major health benefits for youngsters in the most deprived areas, reducing the number of people … Read more

Patients directed to 111 or 999 as 13,000-patient practice cancels all appointments

30th May 2019

A GP practice has cancelled all immediate and future appointments for its patients. Cleveland Surgery, in Gainsborough, which has a … Read more

The full story on how practices are closing in record numbers

30th May 2019

Surgery closures have risen almost eight-fold in six years. Léa Legraien asks whether moves to large-scale general practice can stem the … Read more

District nurse numbers plummet leaving services under-resourced and unsafe

21st May 2019

According to a new report district nursing is significantly under-resourced, with often unsafe staffing levels, which can lead to unsafe … Read more

Nurses’ goodwill is being ‘abused’ and people need to be ‘held to account’

20th May 2019

The Royal College of Nursing has said that the Government has consistently failed to reduce the number of vacancies and … Read more

NHS England loses 6,000 mental health nurses in 10 years

19th May 2019

New figures show that the number of mental health nurses in England has slumped by more than a tenth over … Read more

Community hospital to close in face of staff shortages

17th May 2019

A major nursing shortage will mean that the City Community Hospital in Oxford will close temporarily at the end of … Read more

Overtired GPs openly making mistakes as new research reveals doctors see more patients than is safe

13th May 2019

GPs ​are openly making mistakes because they are overtired, with the majority of doctors seeing more patients than they think is … Read more

One in 10 GPs see twice as many patients as safe limit, survey finds

13th May 2019

GPs are seeing up to 60 patients a day, double the number they consider safe, as services struggle with staff … Read more

Telephone-first approach not a solution to GP workload, says study

13th May 2019

The telephone-first approach is not a solution to patient demand and GP workload, according to a new study. The method, … Read more

Ambulance shortage linked to death of patient after eight-hour delay

13th May 2019

A patient died after waiting over eight hours while the East Midlands Ambulance Service struggled with a severe shortage of … Read more

Theresa May warned her post-Brexit immigration strategy could close quarter of NHS services

1st May 2019

NHS executives have described Theresa May’s post-Brexit immigration strategy as the “most destructive policy proposal for NHS recruitment” amid fears … Read more

Care homes giant Four Seasons in administration

1st May 2019

Four Seasons, the care homes giant, has collapsed into administration, raising fears for thousands of elderly residents. The company has … Read more