The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has finally admitted that the NHS is facing an unprecedented crisis that is putting thousands of lives at risk.
Doctors are being told that Saturdays are part of the normal working week so the Government can avoid paying them extra to do so. So why can’t MPs also do the same for the same money?
The ‘mass privatisation’ of NHS cancer services in Staffordshire has been suspended after worries it would be financially unsustainable.
Yesterday at PMQs Cameron boasted that his government has a “stronger record” than any other on tackling the problem of female genital mutilation (FGM):
With Jeremy Hunt embroiled in a bitter struggle with junior doctors over a new contract — ostensibly part of his plans for a so-called ‘seven-day NHS’ — the Daily Telegraph has been slammed for suggesting that patients with suspected fractures can’t get X-rays at NHS hospitals on a Sunday.
With 98% of junior doctors voting for strike action in their dispute with the government over a new contract, the campaign group ‘Patient Concern’ is first out the traps to criticise the move:
Oops! Looks like Cameron’s made a big miscalculation with his so-called flagship idea to offer primary care and make GP practices open over seven days of the week.
A family caring for a 7-year-old boy with cancer have been living off handouts from food banks and their local hospital because the DWP stopped his benefits. Parents Ruth and Kevin Miller were forced to quit their jobs to look after their son Tommi, who requires round the clock care. Tommi was previously thought to be receiving the highest level of Disability […]
Former health secretary Alan Milburn yesterday: “You’ve got a pale imitation actually of the 1992 general election campaign. Maybe it will have the same outcome, I don’t know. But it would be a fatal mistake for Labour to go into this election looking as though it is the party that would better resource the NHS […]
Tomorrow’s Guardian features a story based on a ComRes poll showing David Cameron holds a two-point lead (22% to 20%) over Ed Miliband as the party leader most trusted on the NHS (Labour as a whole lead 25% to 22%). The paper give space for Mike Birtwistle, “a founding partner at the consultancy firm Incisive Health, which commissioned the […]