A well-funded NHS that actually listens to and respects women should not simply be a dream - Labour will make it a reality
Jon Ashworth is the shadow health secretary and Labour MP for Leicester South
Addiction Services Are At Breaking Point - For Misusers And Their Families, We Must Confront This Crisis
New Labour research finds the number of people suffering from alcohol addiction is now over 600,000, yet those receiving treatment in last year was the lowest level since 2008/09
13/09/2018 07:49 BST
In this NHS anniversary year, we are committing Labour to new action to rekindle Bevan’s vision and end the scourge of substandard homes
02/07/2018 08:14 BST
In this 70th year of our health service, Jeremy Hunt has a chance to reset the trajectory of the last eight years
12/06/2018 09:48 BST
Alcoholism is the third leading preventable cause of death in the UK - my dad died aged 61 after a lifetime of heavy drinking
19/04/2018 16:24 BST
A recent investigation by Health Service Journal has said that as many as 8,000 posts could be affected in 16 trusts
19/03/2018 10:14 GMT
The social cost of addiction including treatment, welfare, housing and criminal justice is as much as £1.2billion a year. Yet despite the scale of the crisis there is just one NHS funded gambling addiction clinic in the whole of the UK
13/03/2018 09:12 GMT
We are pledging to make our NHS the most innovative health service in the world
31/01/2018 08:36 GMT
Children’s mental health services have reached crunch point. So why did the Government’s hyped up Green Paper offer little more than pitiful rhetoric?
07/12/2017 08:29 GMT
For there can be no doubt: our health service is in crisis. Waiting lists for treatments have surpassed four million for the first time in a decade, thousands are waiting too long for cancer check-ups and millions are waiting too long in A&E.
09/11/2017 07:57 GMT
Someone who knew this better than most was Jo Cox. She knew loneliness affect us all. In her own words: "young or old, loneliness doesn't discriminate." So I was honoured to speak at a meeting organised in her name as part of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission this week.
14/10/2017 14:30 BST
The Government's approach is chaotic, unstable, and totally unsustainable. If they can find a £1billion for the votes of the DUP then they ought to find the money needed to properly staff the NHS as well. This isn't just about doing what's right for the brilliant staff who are working so hard to keep the service going. It's about doing what's right for patients too. Every day that goes by more and more talented and hardworking people are leaving NHS professions because of the neglect of this Government.
06/09/2017 07:44 BST
At the very heart of my ambition to make child health and wellbeing a national priority is my determination to drastically improve early years support for children and parents, and a national breastfeeding programme must be at the heart of this strategy.
02/08/2017 16:28 BST
It was Nelson Mandela who told us: "There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children." If that great man was right, then our country is in a great deal of difficulty. The state of children's health in the UK, and in England in particular, should be a matter for profound concern and concerted action. Sadly under Theresa May's government is isn't.
17/07/2017 08:12 BST
The Government has created a workforce crisis in the NHS which is causing financial chaos for hospitals and causing misery for patients. We are 10,000 GPs, 3,500 midwives and now 40,000 nurses short of the number we need. Nurses are being forced to use foodbanks to make ends meet and NHS Providers say that staff are quitting the NHS to stack shelves instead. The Health Secretary says he has sympathy for underpaid health staff but sympathy won't put food on the table.
27/06/2017 17:37 BST
This Friday 12 May is Nurses' Day, marking the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. It's a time to pay tribute to the UK's 700,000 brilliant nurses and the role they play in keeping all of us safe and well cared for during our times of need.
12/05/2017 11:30 BST
Theresa May Has Failed Patients On A Record Scale - Only Labour Can Restore Our Health Service To Its World Class Status
The latest fiasco in Theresa May's shocking mishandling of our NHS has been revealed. Leaked documents show that the number of people waiting more than four months for non-emergency surgery could double to a record peak of 5.5million by 2019. That's the equivalent of nearly one in ten people in England being stuck on waiting lists for treatments on our NHS. It's a disgraceful illustration of the Tories' complete failure to put patients first.
04/05/2017 16:11 BST
Gambling With Our Future: Why Theresa May's NHS Crisis Risks Hurting Patients For Generations To Come
Repeatedly this Government has opted for short-term decisions which will cost the health service much, much more in years to come. The Government's failure to give NHS trusts the resources they need has pushed the finances of the provider sector close to the cliff edge.
19/01/2017 08:46 GMT
<img alt="bmm banner.jpg" src="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/4815860/original.jpg" width="300" height="35" /> The NHS is going through its biggest financial squeeze in its history with spending per head set to fall in 2018. This week Philip Hammond has an opportunity to change that funding trajectory and start giving the NHS the funding it really needs. There is widespread speculation that the Chancellor may find a small amount of extra funding for adult social care. However as welcome as that would be, the real test for his Autumn Statement will be whether it delivers the investment promised to fully fund the NHS. Under the Tories our NHS is underfunded and overstretched. It's time to give the NHS the money it needs including finally ensuring parity of esteem for mental health services.
21/11/2016 01:49 GMT
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