Cuts in services

Government cuts are brewing a sexual health crisis

27th June 2016

Sex has got a lot to answer for. The UK is facing a rising demand for sexual health and contraceptive … Read more

‘Desperate situation’ faced by public health

24th June 2016

In 2014, the Five Year Forward View said ‘… the future health of millions of children, the sustainability of the … Read more

‘This isn’t acceptable’: outcry at state of NHS mental health care funding

13th June 2016

A cross-party inquiry by MPs into the funding of mental health services has received more than 95,000 personal submissions in … Read more

Four practices set to close leaving 10,000 patients displaced

7th June 2016

Four practices in Brighton and Hove which together service over 10,000 patients are to close after having funding pulled through … Read more

Sustainability and Transformation Plans: another NHS reorganisation?

3rd June 2016

Earlier this year, new structures were announced to oversee health care in 44 areas of England. On 19 May, the … Read more

Bedfordshire CCG launches bid to decommission IVF treatment

3rd June 2016

Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group is planning to stop funding specialist fertility services according to a consultation published last month. The … Read more

Practice ‘loses £55,000’ as CCG cuts £1m enhanced service without warning

1st June 2016

A CCG has cut more than £1m in practice funding after decommissioning an enhanced service designed to improve care for … Read more

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