Nhs Budget

The Government Have Committed A Blatant Dereliction Of Duty On NHS Waiting Times

Lord Hunt | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Politics
Lord Hunt

While ministers often drop inconvenient targets which are not being met, it is more unusual to see them airbrushing one without any public acknowledgement let alone reporting it to Parliament. Shockingly, this has recently happened to the maximum 18 week wait for treatment for non-urgent conditions - one of a very small number of key targets set for our NHS.

A Successful Mental Health Taskforce Will Benefit Everyone in This Country Now and For Generations to Come

James Morris | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Politics
James Morris

I genuinely believe that if we all accept the challenge and collectively find the drive, the energy and the bravery to see this report through, we can achieve great things that will benefit everyone in this country now and for generations to come.

Despite Big Promises on the NHS, The Tories' Record Speaks for Itself

Emily Thornberry | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Politics
Emily Thornberry

To hear Jeremy Hunt tell it, there's nothing but good news for the NHS these days. Last week we were invited to look forward to a future health service where the nurses take Zumba classes and the patients update their own medical records via FitBit. Just like the frequently promised, never delivered "seven day NHS", it's not immediately clear what any of this is actually supposed to achieve beyond a couple of days' worth of headlines. The real news in recent days, although the headlines might have missed it, tells a different story.

Even in Tory Heartlands Voters Have Spoken: Cameron Must Veto the NHS From TTIP

Len McCluskey | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Politics
Len McCluskey

From Stockton South, to Rochester and Strood, voters across the political spectrum are united in the belief that it's wrong for the NHS to be part of an American trade deal. It's time for the Prime Minister to listen. Britain won't be fooled by vague assurances over the NHS. The only way to ensure our NHS is protected from this trade deal is to remove it from these talks entirely. It's time for the Prime Minister to show some backbone. Cameron must use his veto and exempt the NHS from this deal.

What Is Really Causing the A&E Crisis?

Dr Louise Irvine | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Louise Irvine

The £700million 'winter crisis funding" the Government is throwing at the problem is too little, too late. It is intended to avert political embarrassment in the run up to the election. Sadly it's unlikely to have much impact on the conditions for patients or staff in our A&Es this winter.

Its Cost Is Just One of the Myths Around 'Welfare'

Professor John Hills | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Politics
Professor John Hills

Most of what costs the bulk of our spending on the welfare state - and the part whose cost is rising as the population ages - are the things that nearly everyone benefits from as they move through the life cycle - schools, the NHS and pensions, on top of child benefits and tax credits for families when they have children.

The Treasury's Black Sheep - The NHS

Professor Nick Bosanquet | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Politics
Professor Nick Bosanquet

In 130 pages of the Autumn Statement the Chancellor covered, as he was right to do, every major public sector programme: but there was one significant omission. A programme which now costs 8% of GDP - the National Health Service. Apart from the commitment to ring-fencing there was no single line in the whole report dedicated to the NHS.

Hospitals 'Restricting Operations To Save Money'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Politics

NHS trusts have been warned they could face intervention by the Health Secretary after a survey showed that pressure to save money has led to restrict...

Rising Cost Of Diabetes Predicted To 'Bankrupt' NHS

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK

Diabetes will cost the NHS more than a sixth of its entire budget by 2035, a report has found. The disease and its complications account for 10% (...

Labour Attacks £500m Cut In Planned NHS Spending

PA | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Politics

Chancellor George Osborne was accused by Labour tonight of raiding the NHS budget as it emerged that planned spending by the health service has been r...

Reforms Will Push NHS 'Over Cliff'

PA | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK Politics

Health chiefs today said the Government's controversial NHS reforms were a "distraction" from confronting £20 billion budget savings and long-term ca...