Posts Tagged ‘Cuts’

BMA warns new plans for severe NHS cuts are “shrouded in secrecy and potentially devastating”

Health service leaders have refused to publish details of plans for severe cuts that could affect NHS services. The Capped Expenditure Process (CEP) was...

NHS Improvement puts three more trusts into financial special measures

Three more NHS trusts are being put into financial special measures by NHS Improvement. St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Norther...

Quality fears as NHS finance directors predict further problems for the future

Many NHS finance directors are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the future quality of patient services, a survey reveals.   More than one...

How do you serve seven people omelettes but with only four eggs?

Take a moment. There…can you hear it? No? It’s the voices of the few who are fervently championing the cause of ‘working differently’. The hard ...

Charging patients or reducing services the only way to save the NHS without more investment

The only options open to the government on the future of the NHS – if it is not prepared to increase funding – is to start charging patients to use som...

Consultants are defending the NHS and their contract for the right reasons

How would it actually affect consultants if the NHS ceased to exist? Let’s say the funding challenges become too much and the NHS moves to a 2-tier sy...

Reaction to the growing deficits in the NHS

Figures published by Monitor show NHS Trusts in England have reported a total deficit of £822m in 2014-15, compared with £115m the previous year. Here’...

Radical change needed as finances deteriorate

The financial health of NHS bodies has deteriorated the last two years and radical change is needed to meet growing demand, says an all party group of MPs....

NHS services won’t be free within 10 years

Senior NHS figures fear the NHS in England will no longer be free at the point of use - a founding principle of the health service - within 10 years. Nuff...

Van Gogh can offer the NHS a better logo

In 1988, while sitting in the paediatric X-ray department in Southampton General Hospital, a secretary delivered me an official looking envelope emblazed w...

NHS faces unexpected £500m cuts, say hospitals

The NHS faces unexpected cuts of half a billion pounds which threaten frontline services, say hospitals, warning that improvements to patient safety recomm...