Posts Tagged ‘Cuts’

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...

Cut NHS demand rather than ration, MPs say

Savings in the NHS are in danger of being achieved by rationing rather than through reducing the demand for health services, a Parliamentary committee warn...

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 ...