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Ministers have been urged to rethink NHS funding and staffing after a fresh set of official figures showed several service targets are still being missed.
15 August 2017
The Government has been accused of ‘smoke and mirrors’ after changing the definition of out-of-area beds for vulnerable children with mental health problems.
10 August 2017
GP leaders plan to push for extra funding and reforms to ease pressure on practices and improve patient care.
31 July 2017
The Government has unveiled a plan to address ‘historic imbalances’ in the mental health workforce – and claims it will boost posts in some psychiatric sub-specialties by up to 350 per cent.
The NHS faces an ‘unprecedented’ set of hurdles to improve its mental health services, a wide-ranging official review has found.
26 July 2017
NHS finances have been hit hard by Brexit with huge sums wiped off its balance sheet by the collapse of the pound since last year’s referendum.
GPs have raised concerns about proposed curbs on prescriptions which aim to save the NHS £190m a year.
Doctors have warned of a ‘huge step back’ in public health after research revealed big cuts to sexual health, quit-smoking and substance-abuse services.
20 July 2017
NHS England’s plan to launch an ‘emergency draft’ of overseas GPs in the autumn is a further sign of the Government’s failure to fill posts, GPs have warned.
NHS Improvement has agreed to revisit its job-planning guidance for consultants following concerns that its latest iteration clashed with parts of their contract.
19 July 2017
Doctors have raised ‘serious concerns’ about official plans to remove patients’ right to stop their medical records leaving their GP surgeries when requests are made by NHS Digital – unless tougher safeguards are put in place.
The Government has faced a series of questions in Parliament after research revealed thousands of patients with mental health problems are admitted to hospital beds far away from their families.
11 July 2017
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