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

As overdose deaths hit record levels, drug and alcohol services face massive cuts

15th June 2017

evin Jaffray had been addicted to heroin for 20 years when he finally sought help in prison. “I was in … Read more

List of health problems NHS in Milton Keynes will no longer fund

13th June 2017

City health bosses are saving cash by refusing to routinely treat a whole string of medical conditions. People suffering with … Read more

Secret NHS cost-cutting plans sound ‘death knell’ for British healthcare, warn campaigners

6th June 2017

Extended waiting times, ward and service closures, and withdrawal of public funding for some treatments among proposals in new national savings … Read more

Thousands of children’s operations cancelled each year, NHS figures show

5th June 2017

Paediatricians’ leader says figures obtained by Labour are further evidence NHS is being pushed to the brink. Thousands of operations … Read more

Trusts left ‘drowning in debt’ by Treasury-driven scheme

2nd June 2017

The way that sustainability funding has been distributed risks creating huge imbalances where some NHS trusts become “cash rich” and … Read more

Long waits for surgery ‘have tripled in four years’

2nd June 2017

The number of patients waiting six months or more for surgery has tripled over the past four years in England, … Read more