Nhs Cuts

Join Us In Our Campaign to Save the NHS

Lilian Greenwood MP | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Politics
Lilian Greenwood MP

The Tory-led government is undermining a national institution, privatising a vital public service and opening it up to the market, all in the name of competition, without any real thought for the repercussions of their actions on the millions of people who rely on it every day.

Learning Disability Week - Why Politicians and Businesses Need to Take Note of the Learning Disability Community

Jan Tregelles | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Tregelles

A change in our society's attitude towards people with a learning disability would be a positive change for society in general. However, we all have to work together to achieve this. It's for this reason, that during this Learning Disability Week, we want to show that a person with a learning disability can have the same firsts as anybody else. All we need now is for everyone to listen.

Please Government, Get a Grip and Stop Making Cutbacks...Now!

Matt Clifton | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Politics
Matt Clifton

Cutbacks are having a detrimental effect on people's recovery or adjusting to living with mental health conditions, why are they making it even harder to get to facilities and get the help?

How Much Is The NHS Wasting On EMPTY Buildings?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

The National Health Service has been criticised after it admitted wasting £3.8 million on property taxes for the 122 empty buildings it owns, which i...

Liam Fox Makes Eighth Demand For Tax Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Liam Fox tried to rock the boat today urging George Osborne to offer "totemic" tax cuts in a fiercer form of austerity that would not even spare the N...

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.

Why Is the Prescription of Anti-Depressants on the Rise in the UK?

Dr Nicholas M. Almond | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nicholas M. Almond

The question is whether these drugs are really treating the condition (or the symptoms) and whether the NHS should do more to enable counselling and therapy?

Quit Scaremongering Over My NHS

Graeme Keeton | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Graeme Keeton

We're all aware of the challenges faced by the NHS and its staff, and how savings have made life difficult for a lot of people working in Trusts across the UK, but what doesn't really help patients and their families - which is what the NHS is there to do - is flaming, berating, scaremongering and being straight-up inappropriate on places like Twitter.

Prescription Charges To Increase By 20p

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK

Prescription charges in England will rise 20p to £7.85 from April 1 under changes announced by ministers. Health Minister Earl Howe said NHS denta...

We Need to Tackle an Increasing Lifestyle Burden to the NHS

Dr Phillip Lee MP | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Phillip Lee MP

In these challenging times, healthcare responsibilities should be shifting slowly from the State to the individual. No doubt changing the public's mindset on this issue will be an extremely arduous political process, with no short-term reward, but we have no choice.

Why Skype is Not the Answer for the NHS (But the Internet Might Be)

Rachel Carrell | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Carrell

Dr Hennessey lives in London. Dave lives in Newcastle. They've never met. Dave's entire consultation was conducted over the internet and telephone. His inhaler was sent through the post.

Government Pledges £25m To Improve Maternity Wards

PA | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK

The Government has pledged £25 million to help improve maternity wards. The cash can be used to create ensuites, rooms where partners can stay ove...

NHS Direct Cuts 1,500 Jobs As Call Centres Close

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK

NHS Direct is to close most of its call centres with the loss of hundreds of nursing and other jobs, union leaders said on Friday. Unison said 24 o...

Arson on the Rise as Cuts Bite

Chris Williamson | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Politics
Chris Williamson

After submitting freedom of information requests to every fire service in the land I discovered that arson attacks are on the increase, more firefighters are getting injured and casualties caused by house fires are rising. Incredibly, Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who has masterminded the downfall of public services across the country, has shrugged off these alarming facts. He lazily refuses to take any action to reverse the trend preferring to bury his ideologically driven head in the sand.

Three Hospitals To End Child Heart Surgery

PA | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK

Hospitals in Leicester, Leeds and the Royal Brompton in London are to stop performing heart surgery on children, it was announced on Wednesday. In ...

The Mental Health Cuts Being Made Behind Closed Doors

Paul I. Jenkins | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Politics
Paul I. Jenkins

What we're asking for is simple. Once budgets are set, we want local authorities to clearly spell out how much money they're planning to spend on mental health, and every other aspect of social are in their area. We want them to present this information in a way which ordinary people can understand, and we want them to make it easy for people to access.

NHS Cuts: 60,000 'Frontline' Jobs At Risk Claims Study

PA | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK

More than 60,000 frontline jobs in the NHS, including those of nurses, are at risk of being axed because of spending cuts, with almost half already go...

Cost Of Reorganising NHS Equivalent To 6,000 Nurses

PA | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Politics

Money earmarked for the costs of reorganising the National Health Service could pay to prevent the loss of 6,000 nursing jobs, Labour claims. Labou...

Stop, Go, Relapse - Welcome to Mental Health in 2012

Nick Watts | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Watts

As an ex-service user I can appreciate just how much it means to have the same person, who knows you, your case and that you can trust at a time when you are vulnerable. This move to a service which bounces you from team to team dependant on risk in my opinion is nothing short of damaging to the very people the services are designed to protect and take care of.

My NHS experience

Michelle Holmes | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK Politics
Michelle Holmes

I patiently waited for 15 minutes after putting in a 999 call for an ambulance, before calling back at 6.40am last Monday after my mum's collapse. When the operator told me "it's not unusual to have to wait this length of time during periods of high call volumes" I knew what was to come.

NHS Job Cuts Report 'Deeply Flawed'

PA | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK Politics

A report by nursing leaders claiming more than 56,000 NHS jobs have been lost or face the axe and warning of an impending "crisis" is "deeply flawed",...

Access To Cancer Scans Restricted 'To Save Money'

PA | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Health managers are restricting access to potentially life-saving scans that diagnose diseases like cancer in an attempt to save ...