Fears of ‘two-tier NHS’ as GPs allow fee-paying patients to jump the queue

9th February 2017

Family doctors in Bournemouth have set up the first private GP service at which people who pay up to £145 … Read more

Analysis: A&E performance sinks to record low

9th February 2017

Accident and emergency performance for December in England has sunk to its lowest level since the data started being collected … Read more

NHS cash crisis in Kent halts non-urgent surgery until April

2nd February 2017

An NHS body has run so short of money that it has banned patients in its area from having non-urgent … Read more

Warning of cuts to family doctors in NHS overhaul

31st January 2017

GP leaders have warned that local health chiefs are exploiting plans to overhaul the NHS in order to slash the … Read more

MPs to debate freeze on nurse pay rises today

30th January 2017

MPs are to debate the 1% freeze on nurse pay rises later today, following successful petitioning by campaigners. A petition … Read more

CCG cuts to smoking services will only exacerbate soaring care costs, says APPG

30th January 2017

Smoking is costing local authorities and individuals an enormous £1.4bn in social care costs to cover the growing needs of … Read more

NHS spending per person will be cut next year, ministers confirm

27th January 2017

The Government will cut the National Health Service’s budget per person in real terms next year, ministers have admitted in … Read more

Pain-level rationing of hip and knee surgery due to cash crisis, admits NHS

27th January 2017

A senior NHS official has admitted that funding shortages mean hip and knee replacements will have to be rationed according … Read more

Paramedics spend 500,000 hours outside busy A&Es, say auditors

26th January 2017

Paramedics last year spent 500,000 hours outside hospitals with a patient in the back of their ambulance because A&E staff … Read more

Public health nursing roles ‘must be preserved’ to improve UK children’s health

26th January 2017

Health visiting and school nursing services “must be preserved” if the UK is to make strides in improving children’s health, … Read more

Cutting hospital beds would be “lunacy,” warns senior emergency doctor

25th January 2017

Plans to reduce bed capacity in some NHS hospitals are “lunacy” against the current backdrop of rising demand and high … Read more

Charges proposed for out-of-hours GP appointments in England

25th January 2017

Patients could face paying their family doctors for out-of-hours appointments and minor procedures that fall outside the surgery’s contracted NHS … Read more

Is the NHS in crisis?

24th January 2017

The chairman of the Leeds Health Scrutiny Board certainly thinks so. In a letter to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Coun … Read more

Thousands of patients could be forced into care homes due to CCG cuts

23rd January 2017

Thousands of patients could be forced into residential care as a result of clinical commissioning groups restricting funding for care … Read more

NHS Hospital wards left with ‘dangerously low levels of nurses’

19th January 2017

Hospitals are running wards with a dangerously low number of nurses and are using healthcare workers as “stand-ins”, according to a … Read more

Theresa May accused of ‘playing down’ NHS crisis and ‘scapegoating’ GPs

17th January 2017

The BMA’s chairman, Dr Mark Porter, said the underfunding of the NHS and “salami slicing” has led to a situation … Read more