Cuts in services

Revealed: The CCGs cutting mental health budgets

7th November 2016

More than a fifth of commissioners are failing to raise mental health spending by as much as directed by NHS … Read more

Can Simon Stevens’ Sustainability and Transformation Plans save the NHS? – The Centre for Health and Public Interest

6th November 2016

Predictions that the NHS is facing disaster have been issued so often that people no longer pay much attention. This … Read more

Merseyside and Cheshire NHS: Plans to downgrade three A&Es considered

5th November 2016

Plans to downgrade three A&E units in Cheshire and Merseyside have been considered as part of NHS budget cuts, according … Read more

STP needs £755m of capital funding to succeed, says leaked document

4th November 2016

More than £750m of capital funding is required to deliver the sustainability and transformation plan for Cheshire and Mersey, according … Read more

King George Hospital A&E closure nears as hospitals reveal possible date for overnight closure

3rd November 2016

Documents obtained by the Recorder suggest that Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust (BHRUT) now has a date for … Read more

Leaked STP document reveals A&E downgrade plans

3rd November 2016

The sustainability and transformation plan for Cheshire and Mersey includes the downgrade of at least one accident and emergency department, … Read more

Controversial Bedford hospital review has ‘no solutions’

2nd November 2016

The Mayor of Bedford has published a draft version of a controversial review on Bedford Hospital’s future – against NHS … Read more

Another STP admits to ‘serious reservations’ about process and plan

1st November 2016

A sustainability and transformation plan (STP) footprint in the north of England has become the latest to publish its plan, … Read more

Latest STP published reveals hospital reconfiguration

31st October 2016

Consolidating specialist hospital services on to two sites and creating a string of multispecialty community providers are key elements of … Read more

Councillors to quiz health chiefs about ‘secret’ plan for NHS in Brighton and Hove

28th October 2016

Councillors are to question the health chiefs who are said to be drawing up a “secret” plan for the NHS … Read more

South West London STP includes plans to close acute hospital

27th October 2016

One of the five acute hospitals in the South West London sustainability and transformation plan (STP) footprint is due to … Read more

Another ‘secretive’ mega shake-up of the NHS is being carried out by stealth, warns Unite

26th October 2016

Another mega NHS shake-up, with a serious threat to patient services, is underway by stealth, Unite, the country’s largest union, … Read more

Acute services could merge under Midlands STP

24th October 2016

Acute services at Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust and Northampton General Hospital Trust are to be merged as part of … Read more

City becomes the first to publish its full STP

24th October 2016

Birmingham and Solihull’s sustainability and transformation plan, which has been published today despite NHS England asking for the release of … Read more

Leader of region’s new health plan quashes fears over hospital closures as local chiefs submit document to NHS bosses for approval

21st October 2016

In an exclusive interview with this newspaper Dr Wendy Thomson, managing director of Norfolk County Council, also dispelled fears about … Read more

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary: A&E move a step closer

20th October 2016

A proposal to close Huddersfield’s A&E department has moved a step closer after health groups voted unanimously in favour of … Read more