Posts Tagged ‘Cuts’

BMA calls on government to give doctors a 2% pay rise for 2018-2019

Doctors deserve a 2% pay rise for 2018-19. That’s the conclusion of the BMA in its annual submission to the Review Body on Doctors and Dentists Pay. ...

“Social care cannot continue as Cinderella service – without valued and rewarded staff”

The Department of Health and Social Care is not doing enough to support a sustainable social care workforce, a report finds. The National Audit Office r...

NHS performance figures decline as flu and winter pressures bite

Hospital corridors have become the new wards with the NHS recording its worst performance against the four-hour A&E waiting target last month. That...

Hospitals tell Jeremy Hunt to increase NHS budget now or face consequences

The pressures the NHS is currently facing from rising demand should be seen as “a watershed moment” by the government and prompt a re-think on its leve...

NHS England tells trusts to defer elective work and concentrate on the front door

NHS England has told hospitals to delay elective procedures and routine outpatient appointments to concentrate on emergency care. Up to 55,000 non-urgen...

Doctors’ leaders warn against removal of Working Time Regulations from NHS

Medical leaders have written to the Prime Minister warning her against removing the Working Time Regulations (WTR). It follows rumours circulating aroun...

Supply of new doctors into the NHS failing to keep pace with demand, GMC warns

The supply of new doctors into the UK’s medical workforce has failed to keep pace with demand and the NHS is facing a “crunch point”. These are th...

A message to the media – please start covering the real plight of the NHS

Dear Journalists, As an A&E consultant I am writing to ask for your help. Up and down the country our A&E departments are in melt down, our s...

Chair of King’s resigns and calls for a fundamental rethink of NHS funding

The high profile chair of King’s College Hospital has stepped down criticising the government’s lack of support for acute trusts. Bob Kerslake, a fo...

Outgoing Chair of King’s: “We desperately need a fundamental rethink of the NHS”

I have this weekend decided to stand down from my role as chair of King’s College hospital, London. This was not a decision that I took lightly. I lov...

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...