Nhs Funding

Whatever the Chancellor Says on Wednesday, the Prognosis for the NHS Is Still Not Looking Good

Heidi Alexander | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics
Heidi Alexander

When George Osborne took to the TV studios today to sell his latest "promise" on the NHS, many people will have felt a touch of scepticism about whether it really does what it says on the tin. And they would have been right to feel that way.

We Must Keep Fighting for Equality Between Mental and Physical Health

Norman Lamb | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Politics
Norman Lamb

The truth is that there is outrageous discrimination at the heart of the NHS. If you have suspected cancer you have a right to see a specialist within two weeks - and rightly so. But if you are a teenager with an eating disorder - a condition which can kill - you have no such right. It's impossible to justify that.

The Shocking Plight of 330,000 Disabled Children in the UK

Fiona Smith | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
Fiona Smith

We cannot rely on charities: this needs to be a top priority for our Government and we need to find ways of working together to address this issue. It's no good having policy in place if it is not put into practice. The system needs to be overhauled and fast, if we are to provide the care and support that all disabled children and their families deserve.

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

Emily Thornberry | Posted 07.09.2015 | 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.

Jeremy Is Not a Dinosaur, But He's Not a Winner Either

Joe Anderson | Posted 16.08.2015 | UK Politics
Joe Anderson

Jeremy Corbyn has created a debate that will alter the course of Labour Party history, whatever the outcome. I give him credit for that and to those who nominated him. He has woken up the real dinosaurs in the parliamentary party with a roar, but that alone is not enough.

We Need Action on Public Health Now - The Future of Our NHS Depends on It

Luciana Berger | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Politics
Luciana Berger

It has not yet been a month since the General Election and only a week has passed since the Queen's speech. Yet the reality of things to come under a Conservative majority government is already clear and it's the future of our NHS that concerns me the most.

Parallel Practice

Jim Sherifi | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Jim Sherifi

I honestly do not know what is going to happen to NHS General Practice in the UK. What is even more worrying is that neither do my colleagues, both high and low, ivory tower or coal face, working or retired.

Labour Is Committed to Repealing Cameron's NHS Privatisation Plans and Putting the Right Values Back at the Heart of the Health Service

Andrew Gwynne | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Gwynne

It is hardly surprising that people fear for the future of the NHS under the Tories... That is why Labour is committed to repealing David Cameron's NHS privatisation plans and putting the right values back at the heart of the health service.

Why Politics Plays Havoc With NHS Progress

Michael Davidson | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK
Michael Davidson

As we march on towards the General Election on May 7, it is increasingly clear that for all the puff and bluster about the NHS being a vote winner, none of the main parties have truly connected with the challenges currently facing the country's healthcare system.

Read Their Lips - The Tories Are Fooling You Over Their £8billion NHS Funding Pledge

Dr Louise Irvine | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Louise Irvine

Read the Conservatives' election manifesto and it's crystal clear that they are pledging the £8billion over the course of the next Parliament and not annually by 2020. That is only £8billion cumulatively - far less than the £8billion per year by 2020 that Stevens said was the very minimum needed to adequately fund the NHS.

The Next Five Years of Change in the NHS Are Crucial to Its Survival

Michelle Mitchell | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK
Michelle Mitchell

The NHS was established in 1948. Today it faces its biggest challenge since its inception. A failure to radically reform how we deliver new models of care across the NHS over the next five years could lead to a serious threat to this much-loved public service remaining universal and free at the point of need.

The Scandal of NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding

Dr Louise Irvine | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Louise Irvine

There is an area of health care that the general public in England does not know much about and that our politicians would prefer to keep that way. Its only when you have a relative with a serious long term health condition that you discover the complex, unfair and inhumane system that you have to go through to get NHS funding for the care your loved one needs.

The Costa Caviar?

Jim Sherifi | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jim Sherifi

So there I sat spooning syllabub listlessly into my mouth whilst some conker-coloured convict was gently haranguing me about the qualities of the marvellous Spanish health system and how the NHS could learn a thing or two from our continental neighbours when my thoughts began to drift to a consultation I had had earlier that day.

Securing the Future of Social Care

Sue Brown | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK
Sue Brown

Provision of social care in this country has been inadequate for a long time. Funding has been cut back to the bare bone and many older and disabled people are left struggling to cope.

Is a Minister for Older People the Answer to Neglect, Loneliness and Poor Care?

Stephen Burke | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen Burke

Making life better for older people would benefit people of all ages for generations to come. Will the government rise to the challenge of our ageing population and appoint a Minister for Older People?

NHS Charges Would Be the Thin End of the Wedge

Dr Louise Irvine | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Louise Irvine

Charging people £10 a month would breach the fundamental principle of equity on which the NHS is based. £10 per month may not be much for some people but it is a lot for people on low incomes, on top of all the other rising living charges they face.

Cameron To Inject £140m Into NHS

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron will reaffirm his commitment to the NHS today with the announcement of £140 million in funding to ease the burden of red tape on nurses...

Cameron Pledges Huge NHS Funding Boost, Saving 'Thousands Of Lives'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK

Hundreds of millions will be spent on "state of the art" NHS equipment and buildings, the Prime Minister has announced. David Cameron pledged more ...

'£60,000 A Day' Of NHS Funding Lost In Translation

Press Association | PA | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Politics

The NHS spends £60,000 a day on translation and interpretation services, according to a report. Research by think-tank 2020Health showed NHS trust...

NHS Funds Moved To Richer Areas, Labour Says

www.bbc.co.uk | Posted 29.09.2011 | UK Politics

Labour is accusing the government of moving NHS spending in England away from poorer areas towards richer parts of the country. ...