Cuts in services

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

Pharmacists facing ‘massive shortages’ in common medicines across UK, experts warn

21st January 2019

Common medicines are in increasingly short supply according to reports from pharmacists who warn they are being forced to pay … Read more

NHS not sustainable and Theresa May’s £20.5bn funding pledge won’t fix it, NAO warns

21st January 2019

The NHS is financially “unsustainable” and the government’s much-trumpeted 10-year plan is inadequate to rescue cancer, mental health and social care … Read more

NHS chiefs tell Theresa May it is time to curb privatisation

7th January 2019

NHS leaders want Theresa May to scrap Conservative legislation that forces the tendering of contracts for care, in a move … Read more

Patient safety fears prompt no confidence vote at trust

18th December 2018

Staff at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust have passed a ‘no confidence vote’ in its senior management because of patient safety … Read more

Ambulance trust cuts out-of-hours GP winter shifts due to summer overspend

28th November 2018

The ambulance trust running the GP out-of-hours services in Dorset is reducing the number of doctors on shift over winter … Read more

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