Cuts in services

Funding body for Cambridge IVFs told by health department cutting NHS IVF treatment is “not acceptable”

3rd July 2019

People have been campaigning against the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) following plans to cut NHS-funded IVF treatment. … Read more

NHS under “the biggest cash squeeze in its history” says Labour MP

2nd July 2019

Three patients in need of treatment in intensive care are ‘harmed’ after there were no beds available when they were … Read more

Children’s hospice forced to close as NHS funding falls

1st July 2019

Grace’s Place, a children’s hospice in Bury, has been forced to close as the NHS funding was only covering a … Read more

54 per cent rise in young people with mental health problems

1st July 2019

Politicians and council leaders push government to increase funding for children’s services following a 54% rise in children with mental … Read more

Lancashire council spending £4million less on alcohol and drug addiction services

1st July 2019

The UK Addiction Treatment group have said that Lancashire council’s misuse budget has dropped from £19,487,671 in 2013 to £15,599,371 … Read more

NHS IVF treatment to be cut permanently in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire

30th June 2019

In 2017 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group ended funding for IVF treatment for all patients with the exception of … Read more

Short termism is a threat to the NHS – Anita Charlesworth

28th June 2019

“The £20bn cash injection for the NHS in England is ring-fenced for front-line health services, which is mainly the wage … Read more

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