Rationing

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

Full story in The Guardian, 17 July 2018. Patients with hernia problems are being left in pain and at risk … 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

Full story in The Guardian, 30 November 2017 bosses are to meet to discuss plans to ration and delay patients’ … 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

Revealed: NHS cuts could target heart attack patients in Surrey and Sussex

14th July 2017

Patients at risk of a heart attack could be denied vital tests and potentially life-saving operations under NHS plans to make £55m … Read more

Doctors forced to plead with NHS for treatments for patients, BMJ finds

5th July 2017

Growing rationing of healthcare is forcing more doctors to plead with the NHS to fund treatments patients need, including cataract … Read more

Savings drive softened after ‘top-down pressure’ complaints

28th June 2017

In a letter sent to providers in around 14 “capped expenditure” areas today, NHS Improvement said organisations should not be … Read more

Controversial rationing plan abandoned by CCG

22nd June 2017

Full Story at Health Service Journal, 22 June 2017 Commissioners have abandoned plans to restrict access to hearing aids after … Read more