Posts Tagged ‘Cuts’

Health and social care spending cuts linked to 120,000 excess deaths in England

The squeeze on public finances since 2010 is linked to nearly 120,000 excess deaths in England, with the over 60s and care home residents bearing the brunt...

Plea for extra funds for NHS and social care a head of the November Budget

A plea for additional funds to tackle the growing crisis in health and care services ahead of next month’s Budget has been made by a coalition of health ...

NHS facing a nursing crisis as it heads into winter with staff shortages, report says

Hospitals are facing a staffing crisis this winter, the RCN has warned. More than 30,000 nurses were surveyed to gain a snapshot of their experiences on...

Reaction to report highlighting massive reduction in the number of NHS hospital beds

RCP President, Jane Dacre "These stark figures from the King’s Fund do not come as a surprise to those working in medicine. Every day the chronic shor...

Cuts in hospital beds question whether NHS has capacity to cope with pressures

With hospitals full to capacity, NHS plans in some areas to cut hospital beds are undesirable and unachievable, warns a report. New analysis for the rep...

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...