NHS could collapse in five years

Funding fears as MP’s call for more money Conservative and Liberal Democrat MP’s are urging for more NHS funding, claiming a crisis could be imminent. Lib Dem former health minister Paul Burstow has dramatically stated that the NHS could collapse within five years without extra money, while Sarah Wollaston, Conservative chair of the Commons health select committee, […]

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Should GP’s be named and shamed?

Plans for GP’s who fail to spot cancer early enough being publicly named under discussion Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt wants to introduce a new scheme where doctors who don’t spot cancer symptoms early enough could be publicly named on the NHS website. Mr Hunt aims to expose GP’s who fail to refer potential cancer patients quickly enough, […]

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Are hospital mistakes being hidden?

One fifth of hospitals could be covering up their mistakes A government review has suggested that one fifth of NHS hospital trusts in England may be covering up mistakes, threatening patient safety. The review worryingly indicated a “poor”  safety culture, as analysis of reporting incidents revealed that 29 out of 141 trusts were not registering the expected […]

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NHS re-organisation creating confusion

Labour accusing NHS shakeup of creating chaos Shadow Care minister Liz Kendall has claimed that government re-organisation of how the NHS commission care for vulnerable groups has revealed major failings. The new tier of commission group, created by Andrew Lansley’s NHS reforms and employing 9,000 people, have been accused to commissioning complex care but without monitoring […]

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