More than 150 critical care products removed from normal order channels

31st May 2020

The HSJ reports that hospitals can no longer order around 150 of critical care products through normal channels because of … Read more

Restriction of specialist referrals under new NHS ‘rationing’ plan for London

9th September 2019

A controversial programme of NHS “rationing” is to be introduced in London, including GPs being urged not to refer patients … Read more

Postcode lottery forcing patients to register with out-of-area practices to ‘get around it’

2nd August 2019

Minister Jackie Doyle reported that patients are registering at out-of-area surgeries in order to access IVF services. There has been … Read more

NHS IVF treatment to be cut permanently in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire

30th June 2019

In 2017 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group ended funding for IVF treatment for all patients with the exception of … Read more

Hundreds turn out in protest at plans to remove stroke unit from Margate’s QEQM Hospital

6th October 2018

Fully story in The Isle of Thanet News, 6 October 2018 Hundreds of campaigners turned out today (October 6) to … Read more

NHS bosses urge hospitals to send patients to private firms

31st August 2018

Full story in The Guardian, 31 August 2018 NHS bosses have urged hospitals to send patients to be treated by … Read more

NHS rationing putting hernia patients’ lives at risk, say surgeons

17th July 2018

Patients with hernia problems are being left in pain and at risk of needing emergency surgery, and even of death, … Read more

Smokers forced to quit on their own after funding cuts

15th July 2018

Full story in The Guardian, 15 July 2018. Thousands of smokers are being left without the support they need to … Read more

The NHS saves my life every day – we must do everything we can to protect it

3rd July 2018

Full story in The Independent, 2 July 2018 Free at the point of need. That for me, as we debate … Read more

‘Cuts leave scars’: thousands join protest over NHS funding

30th June 2018

Full story in The Guardian, 30 June 2018 Tens of thousands of people have marched through London to mark the … Read more

Revealed: ‘Ludicrous’ CCG variation for care at home

5th March 2018

Full story in the HSJ, 5 March 2018 There is dramatic variation across England in the rate of people with serious … Read more

Postcode lottery of care for breast cancer patients revealed

28th February 2018

Women face “unacceptable differences” in breast cancer care across England, a new report has concluded. The All Party Parliamentary Group … Read more

In a bid to gain extra funding, NHS plans to ration care access

30th November 2017

NHS bosses are to meet to discuss plans to ration and delay patients’ access to care, which could set them … Read more

Doctors to breathalyse smokers before allowing them NHS surgery

18th October 2017

Smokers in Hertfordshire are to be breathalysed to ensure they have kicked the habit before they are referred for non-urgent … Read more

NHS patients going blind and missing cancer treatments due to hospital failings, report finds

5th October 2017

Patients in Cornwall died after waiting too long for heart treatment, while others were left to go blind, according to a damning … Read more

NHS England delay ‘denies patients access to life saving treatment’

25th July 2017

Patients are being denied access to heart treatments that could prevent strokes or save lives, after an NHS England project … Read more