Cuts in services

Unrealistic NHS savings targets to result in rationing, report warns

5th August 2016

NHS England ‘will struggle’ to save £22bn by 2020 and is likely to be left with at least a £6n … Read more

More than one in twenty GP contracts terminated in three years as closures accelerate

5th August 2016

More than one in 20 GP practice contracts in England have been terminated since 2013, official data obtained by GPonline … Read more

NHS reform: Why sustainability transformation plans could be dangerous

2nd August 2016

Across England, 44 ‘footprint’ areas are drawing up sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) for the NHS in their region. But … Read more

Cash-strapped council plans funding cuts to joint NHS discharge project

1st August 2016

A county council struggling to make £60m of savings in 2016-17 is planning to scrap funding for a joint discharge … Read more

Stockport hospital to make 350 voluntary redundancies to tackle deficit

29th July 2016

Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport is to cut the equivalent of 350 full-time jobs in order to cope with financial … Read more

Jeremy Hunt has broken NHS funding pledges, report finds

19th July 2016

The government has broken its pledges on NHS funding and is misleading the public about how much extra money it … Read more

Seven-day general practice will have to be funded by other NHS cuts, MPs warn

19th July 2016

The House of Commons health committee has questioned how the Government intends to pay for seven-day routine GP services. The … Read more

Physiotherapy provision is overstretched

14th July 2016

A new Muscular Dystrophy UK report has revealed that thousands of people with muscular dystrophy are going without access to … Read more

Vulnerable adults at risk as councils face £1bn social care shortfall

13th July 2016

Outlook for care provision in England is bleak with cuts eating into resources despite rising need for support, says report. … Read more

A national disgrace: NHS fails to treat child mental health

5th July 2016

A whole generation of children is being failed by mental health services, say GPs who struggle to access specialist help … Read more

Children’s services hardest hit by public health cuts

4th July 2016

Services aimed at children and young people are bearing the brunt of cuts to public health spending by local authorities, … Read more

NHS child mental health services are failing the next generation, say GPs

4th July 2016

Up to four in five children with mental health problems are being denied access to treatment they urgently need in … Read more

Two-thirds of GP referrals for child mental health lead to no treatment

4th July 2016

An increasing number of vulnerable children are being refused vital mental health treatment that is recommended by their GP, finds … Read more

Exclusive: Paybills and planned care targeted in huge savings drive

29th June 2016

NHS trusts have been given a month to produce plans for merging back-office and pathology services with their neighbours, as … Read more

Bakewell and Bolsover community hospitals set for closure

29th June 2016

Two community hospitals have been earmarked for closure as part of a shakeup of NHS healthcare in Derbyshire. Newholme Hospital … Read more

Budget cuts leave occupational therapy posts unfilled as referrals rise

28th June 2016

Occupational therapists (OTs) make up 2% of the adult social services workforce but are responsible for around 40% of referrals, … Read more