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16 hours ago
n influential Conservative MP has asked Jeremy Hunt to delay controversial reforms designed to change the way NHS funds are overseen. The chair of the Health Committee, Sarah Wollaston, has written to the Health Secretary expressing concerns about the ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment Policy
17 hours ago
We want to hear about the care you have received in England. Share your stories with usMore than 725,000 people in the UK are affected by eating an disorder, according to a 2015 report commissioned by the charity Beat.But getting help can be hard and experts have warned that NHS specialist services [...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
1 day ago
Doctor at hospital with UK’s largest sperm bank says discriminatory funding system behind relocationMany would-be parents are moving house in order to access free IVF on the NHS, sometimes saving themselves £10,000, according to the lead fertility doctor at the UK’s largest sperm bank.Dr Raj Ma[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment Policy
2 days ago
Money set aside to stabilise NHS England was spent on dealing with day-to-day pressures, National Audit Office findsA cash injection of £1.8bn that was supposed to be spent stabilising the health service’s finances in England has instead been used to cope with day-to-day pressures, a report by of[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
2 days ago
As a doctor myself, I have rarely seen healthcare from the side of the patient. My trust in the system has disappearedWhen my dad went into hospital I promised I would get him home. I wasn’t being honest. As a senior doctor in the NHS looking after seriously unwell patients, I know many octogenari[...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
2 days ago
Latest figures show almost a quarter of those had to wait at least an hour before being seenUp to 100,000 patients this winter have had to wait in the back of an ambulance for at least 30 minutes because of A&E overcrowding, NHS figures have revealed. In all 104,987 patients brought to hospitals[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
3 days ago
Data showing 33,000 nurses left in 2016-17 triggers warning of ‘dangerous and downward spiral’One in 10 nurses are leaving the NHS in England each year, according to official figures, raising fresh concerns about staffing shortages in hospitals.Data published by NHS Digital on Wednesday shows th[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
4 days ago
Commons public accounts committee has warned against advice to cut spending to NHS’s Continuing HealthcareCalls for cuts to the cost of care for some ill and disabled patients could put safety at risk, MPs have said. Officials want local health bodies to cut the amount spent on the NHS’s Continu[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
4 days ago
Suicide prevention expert Alys Cole-King wants distressed NHS colleagues to seek support themselves during the winter crisisReports by overstretched NHS staff of the pressures of the winter crisis moved Dr Alys Cole-King to fire off a series of tweets last week:“You matter as much as your patients[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
5 days ago
King’s Fund says physical health services are still getting bigger budgets, five years after ministers promised ‘parity of esteem’Mental health care providers continue to receive far smaller budget increases than hospitals, five years after ministers pledged to create “parity of esteem” be[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
5 days ago
Readers air their views on the crisis in the health service, as medical students are urged to volunteer to plug gapsHardware in the NHS has been allowed to decline dangerously, but equally damning and dangerous is the demoralisation of doctors in particular, a process that began 20 years ago with a [...]
Charities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
6 days ago
Dave Triffit, who has worked in the NHS for decades, recently had his operation postponed at the last minute, one of many cancelled to stave off a winter crisisI am a GP partner in Oxford. I have worked in the NHS in Oxford for 20 years, barring two years in a post in rural Canada. In July 2017, we [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
6 days ago
Exclusive: Emails seen by the Guardian reveal inexperienced undergraduates are being asked to help in A&E units and wardsMedical students are being urged to help relieve the NHS winter crisis because hospitals are so short-staffed they are struggling to cope with the surge in patients, the Guard[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
6 days ago
Ambulances queuing up outside A&E, operations cancelled for lack of beds… Could this winter prove the last straw for our struggling National Health Service? Those on the frontline speak out…An 81-year-old woman with chest pains dies while waiting three hours and 45 minutes for an ambulance. [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Departures could exacerbate vacancy rates in already understaffed serviceIncreasing numbers of European Union-trained ambulance staff are quitting the NHS, raising fears of a Brexit drain from the 999 service just as concern over slow response times grows.There are fears the departures could exacerb[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
NHS surgeons removed multiple teeth from under-18s in England a record 42,911 times in 2016-17, figures showNHS surgeons are performing record numbers of operations to pull out rotten teeth in children. Related: Rotten state of children's teeth in England exposed in hospital data Continue reading..[...]
ChildrenHealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment Poli
1 week ago
Husband of a patient and locum doctor share moving experiences of severe pressures on national health serviceSenior doctors have taken the unprecedented move of writing to Theresa May, warning that winter pressure mean some patients are dying prematurely. The Guardian asked for your experiences of h[...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Former business minister Nick Boles proposes national insurance overhaul to create revenue stream for health serviceTheresa May is facing growing calls from Conservative MPs to consider higher taxes to fund the struggling NHS, with Nick Boles suggesting an overhaul of national insurance.Boles, a for[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Senior doctors have taken the unprecedented move of writing to Theresa May, warning that winter pressure mean some patients are dying prematurely. We want to hear about the situation where you arePatients are dying in hospital corridors this winter, senior doctors have warned in a written letter to [...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Doctors running 68 A&E departments tell PM patients are dying prematurely because staff are too busy to treat themShare your experience of what is happening at your hospitalPatients are dying in hospital corridors this winter because the NHS is so “chronically underfunded” and dangerously sh[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
NHS hospitals were forced to add over 5,000 extra beds in one day this winter — that affects the care patients receiveBy Josh HolderThe winter crisis reached a new peak last week as NHS trusts had to provide 5,075 extra beds on 2 January to cope with demand, the equivalent of nine average hospital[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Austerity must end, health and social care secretary is told in letter, as staff face ‘watershed moment’ of winter crisis
The winter crisis in the NHS is a “watershed moment” that shows the service can no longer meet its constitutional standards of care without tens of billions of extra [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Volunteers are not a source of cheap labour to patch up underfunded and under-supported public servicesWith another winter crisis in the NHS fully upon us, many in the voluntary sector are once again waiting for the call to provide resources to help our hospitals. A year ago, that call was answered[...]
CharitiesHealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
With the health service under pressure, we speak to staff about the emotional impact of working under such conditionsThis winter crisis has hit the NHS, with hospitals having to cancel appointments and extend a ban on non-urgent surgery until the end of the month.The pressure, caused by flu, bad wea[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Austerity must end, health and social care secretary is told in letter, as staff face ‘watershed moment’ of winter crisis
The chaos seen during the NHS’s winter crisis is “a watershed moment” that must prompt the government to rethink how it treats the health service and give it tens o[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
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29 weeks ago
By Alison Laurio, News contributor A year ago Heidi L. Allen’s sister died. “She lived in Idaho, which did not expand Medicaid under the ACA” (Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare), said Allen, an associate professor of social work at Columbia University in New York whose focus is low-in[...]