Cuts in services

Workload and funding cuts leave GPs struggling to offer stop smoking services

22nd March 2019

Research by Cancer Research UK found that just 53% of GPs and nurse practitioners had time to offer patients ‘very … Read more

400 care home operators collapse in five years as cuts bite

12th March 2019

More than 100 care home operators collapsed in 2018, taking the total over five years to more than 400 and … Read more

A&E hospital waiting times hit worst level since NHS records began, figures show

25th February 2019

Just 84.4 per cent of patients treated, admitted or discharged within four hours despite milder flu and weather – lowest … Read more

UK government letting down young people by failing to tackle health inequalities, report warns

25th February 2019

UK youth more likely to contract fatal long-term conditions than other western nations due to NHS underfunding, study claims Young … Read more

NHS ‘completely fails’ veterans on mental health – report

25th February 2019

Commons defence select committee calls £10m a year allocation a ‘scandal’ Armed forces personnel and veterans who need mental healthcare … Read more

A&E performance hits lowest level

18th February 2019

NHS performance against the four-hour accident and emergency target hit a record low in January on both the overall and … Read more

A&E departments working ‘beyond limits of resilience’, emergency chiefs warn as waits grow

18th February 2019

‘Large numbers of patients are being cared for in undignified conditions in corridors, at greater risk of hospital acquired infections,’ … Read more

Concerns over birthing options as NHS shuts midwife-led centres

11th February 2019

They are places where birth balls, water pools and attentive midwives help women have their baby in a calm atmosphere … Read more

‘Trailblazing’ community service shuts under financial strain

11th February 2019

A midwifery service in east London praised as “pioneering” and “trailblazing” has been closed, after mounting financial pressure forced its … Read more

Health Secretary backs private firm profiting from patients who can’t get an NHS dentist.

11th February 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Matt Hancock has thrown his weight behind MyDentist – an enterprise that targets areas with a shortage of NHS … Read more

Hospices could face closure over £30million Tory ‘stealth tax’ levy on owners

11th February 2019

Hospices could face closure as they are hit with an estimated £30million Tory “stealth tax” over pensions. The Government is … Read more

National radiotherapy plan ‘impossible to realise’ without more funding

29th January 2019

Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned. The Royal College of Radiologists said … Read more

Half of NHS workers say they are too short staffed to deliver safe, dignified and compassionate care

28th January 2019

Almost half of NHS workers on the front line say there are not enough staff on their shift to ensure … Read more

MP Yvette Cooper wants NHS meeting over Pontefract Hospital maternity unit closure

24th January 2019

Pontefract and Castleford MP Yvette Cooper is trying to meet with the head of the NHS in England over plans … Read more

Four in ten patients feel their GP practice building is a ‘poor environment’

21st January 2019

Four in ten patients feel their GP practice is a poor environment that makes them anxious or stressed, according to … Read more

Government urged to act over ‘national scandal’ of adult social care pay – as 54,000 in Yorkshire earn below Living Wage

21st January 2019

Chronic under-funding of adult social care in the North is sparking a workforce crisis, the Government was warned today, as … Read more