80% of NHS bosses are worried they won’t have enough money to provide good care for mental health patients this year

NHS bosses have warned of a mental health crisis as patients are forced to wait long periods before receiving care. Shortages of nurses is just one of many reasons why mental health services are struggling, according to a report which … Continue reading 80% of NHS bosses are worried they won’t have enough money to provide good care for mental health patients this year

A quarter of care services are failing on safety and a third of nursing homes are unsafe

Age UK has said vulnerable people are playing “Russian roulette” when they need care in England, as a quarter of services are failing on safety, and a third of nursing homes are unsafe. The major problems found were drug errors, … Continue reading A quarter of care services are failing on safety and a third of nursing homes are unsafe

Operations and treatment in NHS being ‘rationed’ leaving patients in pain, say doctors

The British Medical Journal has revealed evidence showing vital operations and treatments are being “increasingly rationed” in England, leaving many patients in pain. Treatments which are said to be rationed are hip and knee replacements and cataract surgery to restore … Continue reading Operations and treatment in NHS being ‘rationed’ leaving patients in pain, say doctors

Labour Party set to send “NHS birthday card” to Theresa May and Jeremy Hunt

The Labour Party are calling on people to sign a birthday card for the NHS, to be sent to Theresa May and Jeremy Hunt. The e-card calls on Hunt to stop cuts and closures, end the pay cap and give … Continue reading Labour Party set to send “NHS birthday card” to Theresa May and Jeremy Hunt

Government report into public sector pay cuts shows devastating real term pay falls for teachers, police and nurses

The Office of Manpower Economics commissioned a report into the pay of public sector workers which reveals the scale of the austerity motivated pay freeze. The revelations show the scale of the pay freeze, with an estimated £3 pay fall … Continue reading Government report into public sector pay cuts shows devastating real term pay falls for teachers, police and nurses

More UK nurses and midwives are leaving than joining

For the first time since 2008, more midwives and nurses are leaving the profession than joining it, according to the BBC. The Nursing and Midwifery Council said the statistics show a drop of almost 2,000 nurses in the year to … Continue reading More UK nurses and midwives are leaving than joining

Austerity architect tells government to increase taxes to fund NHS and public services

Oliver Letwin, who was one of the “key architects of David Cameron’s austerity programme” has called on the government to consider raising taxes to fund public services. “It may well be, in one way or another, a large number of … Continue reading Austerity architect tells government to increase taxes to fund NHS and public services

Three Tory MPs who used to be nurses voted against scrapping pay cap

Three of the five nurses who have turned to politics are members of the Conservative party, and all three of them voted against scrapping the pay cap in their old profession. The nurses have been named as: Maria Cauldfield Anne … Continue reading Three Tory MPs who used to be nurses voted against scrapping pay cap