‘Unequivocal cries for NHS funding’ in Budget as public back tax rises

17.11.17: Taxpayers across England, Scotland and Wales would be willing to pay more tax in order to fund the NHS, research has revealed. When surveyed, over half of respondents in all areas supported the move to higher taxes to support the NHS. The po...

Scottish NHS accused of deliberately leaving positions vacant to save cash

17.11.17: Some Scottish NHS bosses have reportedly been deliberately leaving key positions vacant to save money. Speaking to MSPs at Holyrood’s Public Audit Committee, Scotland’s public finance watchdog, Audit Scotland, said it was one of...

Stamped London health devolution deal to focus on NHS property sell-off

17.11.17: A deal to give London unprecedented devolved powers over health and care has been signed by officials today. The agreement includes calls for the NHS to sell off unused land and buildings in the capital and reinvest the money in community a...

First-ever ACP framework launched by HEE

17.11.17: A new national framework for the development of Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs) has been launched. Health Education England (HEE) devised the ‘National framework for multi-professional advanced clinical practice’ in partnersh...

‘Staffing on the cheap’ and cash cuts linked to 120,000 excess deaths

16.11.17: Spending cuts across the health service are linked to higher than expected deaths, researchers have claimed, with the NHS seeing around 120,000 excess deaths in the past seven years. The research, published in the BMJ, estimates that in order t...