Cuts in services

Lightning Review: Access to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services May 2016

31st May 2016

This report by The Children’s Commissioner came to the following conclusions: — Access to CAMHS is a post code lottery: … Read more

Mental health support ‘denied to children’

31st May 2016

More than a quarter of children referred to mental health services in England in 2015 – including some who had … Read more

Charity nurses warn of ‘postcode lottery’ in specialist children’s care

23rd May 2016

Expert children’s nurses have highlighted wide variations in services and standards for children with complex health needs as the ground-breaking … Read more

The junior doctors’ dispute is over – but the battle against the government to save the NHS is just beginning

21st May 2016

The endgame is here. The NHS five year plan consists of massive cuts, devolution, asset and land sell-offs and closures: this is … Read more

NHS crisis: After junior doctors, now GPs vote for ballot on taking strike action

20th May 2016

GPs have voted overwhelmingly to be balloted on their willingness to take strike action, as family doctors warned that the … Read more

NHS managers are being forced to lie to the public – Carol Ackroyd

20th May 2016

This latest “Transformation” will kill the NHS if we let it. Local managers are being forced to slash NHS budgets … Read more

GPs like me can’t help mental health patients in 10 minutes – it’s cruel

16th May 2016

The word compassion in all Latin derived languages combines the prefix, with (com) and the root, to bear or suffering … Read more

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