Posts Tagged ‘Funding’

“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...

Extra STP funding: “NHS no choice but to spend funds for service reform on deficits”

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “The NAO has added to a long line of reports lamenting the state of health and care. ...

Extra funding for NHS sustainability and transformation spent on meeting pressures

Extra NHS funding – intended to promote sustainability – has been spent on coping with short-term pressures, the National Audit Office has concluded. ...

New study will examine the funding needs of health and care systems going forward

A comprehensive study into the funding needs of the UK’s health and care systems for the next 15 years has been initiated. The NHS Confederation has b...

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...

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...

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...

“There is simply nowhere to put patients” – reaction to A&E performance data

The alarming A&E performance figures released this week come as little surprise to those working within the health sector or indeed anyone who has been...

“Ministers must listen to NHS leaders and put the service on a sustainable footing”

NHS England has warned the government that it can no longer guarantee the delivery of national performance standards. The warning came at NHS England’...