Posts Tagged ‘Cuts’

Good start but more needs to done on savings

The NHS needs to continue making efficiencies if it is to generate up to £20 billion of savings in the four years to 2014-15, a report suggests. The Dep...

FTs urged to deliver savings earlier in the year

NHS foundation trusts should start delivering hospital cost savings earlier in the year in order to reduce their exposure to financial risk, regulator Moni...

Lansley signals dawn of hospital reconfiguration

Clinical reconfiguration of hospital services is likely to speed up as the NHS reforms bed in next year health secretary Andrew Lansley has admitted. ...

Financial pressures are damaging quality of care

The quality of care that patients receive in the NHS is being damaged by the financial pressures, the chief executive of the NHS Confederation has warned. ...

Health Bill distracting NHS from making savings

Service integration to deliver the Nicholson Challenge is more important than NHS reform say MPs on the influential Health Select Committee. The report ...

NHS cuts have affected patient care say doctors

The coalition's pledge to protect the NHS is in fresh doubt after four out of five doctors said they had seen patient care suffer as a result of health ser...

Savings drive shouldn’t have started with syringes

Recently I arrived at work and began preparing for my list as normal. When I got to drawing up the drugs I noticed something was amiss. The 10ml syringes w...

Many NHS nurses in England fear losing their jobs

Almost 75,000 nurses expect to lose their jobs, have their hours cut or see their roles downgraded in the next year, according to a survey that highlights ...

GP referral cuts a “catastrophe” for hospital finances

Hospitals are suffering a “catastrophic” loss of funding because of plunging rates of GP referrals as NHS managers block access to services. That’...

“Rationing by stealth occurring across the NHS”

A row has broken out over whether access to healthcare is starting to be rationed due to the NHS cuts. Department of Health statistics for activity sugg...

MPs say PFI is expensive and needs significant reform

PFI is no longer providing value for money and requires significant reform, an influential committee of MPs has said. The all-party Commons Treasury com...