Cuts in services

Budget includes £650 million in ‘secret cuts’ to the NHS, analysis shows

18th March 2016

George Osborne made hundreds of millions of pounds in “secret cuts” to the NHS in his Budget, according to the … Read more

Councils cut hundreds of thousands of pounds from stop smoking services

18th March 2016

Councils are cutting their smoking cessation budgets by hundreds of thousands of pounds – a move that experts warn will … Read more

‘No convincing plan’ for NHS to save £22bn, say scathing report

17th March 2016

An influential committee of MPs has made sweeping criticisms of the Department of Health and NHS England over their handling … Read more

One in three GPs predict closure by 2020 unless seven-day plans are scrapped

20th February 2016

A third of GPs believe that their practice will stop providing services to patients by 2020, according to new research. … Read more

Liverpool NHS jobs face the axe because of community health funding cuts

18th February 2016

Up to 30 NHS staff in Liverpool could lose their jobs as services including exercise classes for dementia patients and … Read more

One in five London practices could close, warn LMCs

16th February 2016

Almost one million people in London could lose their GP in the next three years, an LMC survey of GP … Read more

How councils are cutting GP sexual health services

11th February 2016

A number of local authorities are changing the way sexual health services are provided, which is likely to lead to … Read more

The King’s fund 2016 : What the planning guidance means for the NHS

10th February 2016

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

East Sussex budget cuts and 3.99% tax rise backed

9th February 2016

Spending plans that will see about £20m of cuts and a 3.99% increase in council tax have been approved. Conservative-run … Read more

200,000 patients displaced after rapid rise in GP surgery closures last year

29th January 2016

The number of patients being displaced by surgery closures has risen by 50% in a year, with 200,000 patients in … Read more

LMC sounds alarm over council’s £8m cut to public health

26th January 2016

GP practices will ‘struggle to cope’ as Government policy is forcing public health budget cuts of several millions in some … Read more

Public health—the frontline cuts begin

20th January 2016

In 2014 we stated that a pressing imperative was to stop the raids on public health budgets and that a … Read more

Stop Smoking Services at threat as funding comes under pressure

20th January 2016

Around forty per cent of local authorities in England are cutting budgets to stop smoking services according to a new … Read more

How public health cuts could leave Stop Smoking Services under threat

14th January 2016

As part of the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, money for Stop Smoking Services – and responsibility for running … Read more

New wave of practice closures could mean 25,000 patients lose their GP

7th January 2016

Tens of thousands of patients could be forced to register with another GP, as several practices prepare to close their … Read more

A&Es hit by children’s mental health crisis

28th December 2015

The dire state of care for children with mental illnesses is revealed today, as figures show the numbers arriving at … Read more