Cuts in services

The NHS cannot escape its financial crisis without more money – Richard Vize

13th May 2016

Two documents released in the last few days reveal both the severity of the NHS’s financial crisis and why it … Read more

Rise in urgent operations being cancelled

11th May 2016

Two trusts cancelled urgent operations at least twice for more than 20 patients, official statistics show. HSJ analysis of NHS … Read more

Deep South: Cornwall’s troubles continue

11th May 2016

There are a number of organisations in the South West beset with difficulties, financial and otherwise. But Kernow Clinical Commissioning … Read more

‘Red risks’ identified for 111 provider switch

11th May 2016

NHS 111 and GP out of hours services in east Kent are to be run by one organisation – but … Read more

Mental health services must get the funding they need – Saffron Cordery

9th May 2016

The phrase “parity of esteem” when used to describe the treatment of mental health services in the NHS is rightly … Read more

NHS mental health funding is still lagging behind, says report

9th May 2016

Government pledges to put more money into mental health are being broken because the NHS is not passing the money … Read more

Many UK accident and emergency units closed or downgraded

7th May 2016

Since 2010, over 60 towns and cities across England have had vital hospital services either closed down or downgraded (meaning … Read more

NHS ‘needs our hope and effort’

6th May 2016

BMA council chair Mark Porter has called on doctors to unite in the face of spiralling demand, shrinking resource and … Read more

General Practice faces spiralling crisis, study shows

6th May 2016

General practice needs more investment, practical support to improve ways of working and a better understanding of what is driving … Read more

Trust blames ‘bad behaviour’ of neighbouring providers for staff shortage

6th May 2016

A financially stricken foundation trust has blamed “bad behaviour” of neighbouring trusts breaking agency spending caps for its staff shortages. … Read more

BMA leader: Ministers are trying to undermine trust in doctors

3rd May 2016

BMA chair Dr Mark Porter has claimed ministers are trying to undermine trust in doctors and are ‘squandering the morale of … Read more

Threat of public health nurse cuts now becoming a reality

3rd May 2016

Council cuts to budgets for health visiting and school nursing services that are putting jobs at risk threaten to “unravel” … Read more

Politician warns cutting £30 million from NHS Fife budget will leave it in ‘critical condition’

28th April 2016

Fife’s health service is in a critical condition as it faces “devastating” cuts to its finances, it has been claimed. … Read more

NHS England pushes on with CRG cuts despite charities’ concerns

28th April 2016

NHS England has pushed ahead with its plans to cut the number of clinical reference groups, despite warnings from patient … Read more

HSJ Report 2016 – Mapped: The financial health of every STP area

23rd April 2016

At a time when the NHS is planning for 2016/17 and beyond, this briefing considers some of the key publications … Read more

We take strain off GPs – but cuts to NHS could see your local pharmacy close, warns chemist

21st April 2016

CONCERNS over budget cuts to pharmacy services have been raised by a Christchurch company. Patients and staff at Wessex Pharmacies were … Read more