Posts Tagged ‘nhs’

Should we welcome plans to sell off wasted NHS land?

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

With the NHS under severe financial pressure, should we welcome plans to raise capital by selling off inefficiently used land and buildings owned by the health service? (more…)

Number of patients on mixed sex wards doubles since last year

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

The number of patients suffering the indignity of staying in mixed-sex wards soared to 908 in July 2017, more than double the number in the same month last year. (more…)

Why are there over 18,000 unfilled clerical and administrative jobs in the NHS?

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

By Angela Middleton, Chairman of MiddletonMurray

Last week, I was surprised to read that the NHS staff vacancies currently top 86,000. (more…)

STP relationships strengthen as NHS faces finance challenge

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Working relationships within the sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs), introduced to help transform services and re-balance NHS finances, have improved significantly (more…)

Lamb comments on 'completely unsustainable growth in demand for Continuing Healthcare'

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

A National Audit Office investigation into NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) for patients with significant ongoing healthcare needs has found the number of people (more…)

The BMJ reveals a new wave of postcode rationing as pressure on NHS finances grows

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

There has been a surge in the number of funding requests that doctors in England are being forced to make on behalf of their patients for treatments that are no longer routinely funded in their area (more…)

Government “trying to cover up” new NHS cuts says Labour

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Jonathan Ashworth, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, has today accused Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt of “trying to cover up" a new round of NHS cuts, which include closing wards and services, extending waiting times and stopping treatments. (more…)

Cancelled operations from bed shortages up almost 60% since 2014

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Research by the Liberal Democrats has shown that over 10,000 operations were cancelled due to hospital beds being unavailable in 2016 (more…)

Secret NHS cost-cutting plans revealed

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Closing wards and services, extending waiting times, and stopping some treatments are all being considered by senior NHS officials (more…)

Lib Dems Announce £17bn Fund to Fix Schools and Hospitals

Monday, June 5th, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have announced a £17bn infrastructure fund to repair and restore schools and hospitals across England. (more…)

Green Party Pledges Free Prescriptions For All

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Caroline Lucas: "This Government is fining people for falling sick"

Molly Scott Cato: "Prescription charges undermine the principle of universal free healthcare" (more…)

Immigration and Brexit are not Voter Priorities

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Voters report that “having enough money to live right and pay the bills” is as important as the NHS and terrorism (more…)

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