How the ‘humanitarian’ crisis in the NHS is paving the way for private healthcare

12th January 2017

It has been a calamitous winter inside the NHS.  Last week, three people tragically died at Worcestershire Royal hospital with … Read more

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to close Integrative Care beds

20th December 2016

Scotland’s largest health board has voted to close inpatient beds at a Glasgow site which previously operated as the Homeopathic … Read more

Future Fit: Fears for patients over Shropshire A&E decision delay

16th December 2016

Tracey Huffer, Shropshire councillor for Ludlow East and a practising nurse, has called for better leadership and communication to be … Read more

Underfunded and overstretched – the crisis in care for the elderly

10th December 2016

“It’s like being at home,” was the verdict that one resident at West Hall, a care home in West Byfleet, … Read more

Workload damages patient care, say GPs

9th December 2016

GPs in Scotland have sent a clear message that their workload is unsustainable and is affecting patient care. A BMA … Read more

‘Closure’ of Grantham A&E and maternity services overhaul revealed in leaked report

6th December 2016

A leaked health report suggests A&E service at Grantham hospital could potentially end and maternity services could be centralised across … Read more

Jeremy Hunt has not grasped the scale of workforce issues

6th December 2016

Hunt needs to understand that nurses join the profession to nurse, not because they failed to become doctors Health secretary … Read more

Why the big secret over plans to transform NHS services?

6th December 2016

Proposed consolidation of neonatal services could be the reason sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) were drawn up without GPs like … Read more

13 GP practices to close in single county

6th December 2016

Plans are underway to close 13 of the 18 GP practices in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, leaving patients having to travel … Read more

STPs chosen to lead major £350m back office savings drive

2nd December 2016

The Greater Manchester, Kent and Medway, mid and south Essex, and north west London STPs have been selected to be … Read more

Further attack on Shropshire NHS masterplan

30th November 2016

A blueprint for the future of health services in Shropshire has been dismissed as being a “cuts programme” including “all … Read more

Shropshire NHS transformation plan launch challenged by councils

28th November 2016

Too vague and not properly developed – that is the damning verdict given today about the NHS plan by both … Read more

Citizens must get a say in NHS sustainability and transformation plans

25th November 2016

The public has been locked out of the plans so far, but it’s not too late to increase engagement in … Read more

GP urgent home visits to ease A&E crisis

25th November 2016

GPs are under pressure to provide emergency home visits to ease the crisis in overstretched A&E departments, NHS documents reveal. … Read more

STPs risk ‘starving services of resources’

21st November 2016

Ministers have been urged to sort out the ‘mess’ of the NHS STPs (sustainability and transformation plans) after BMA analysis … Read more

Sustainability and transformation plans in the NHS – The King’s Fund

14th November 2016

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) have been developed by NHS and local government leaders in 44 parts of England. The … Read more