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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Nurse and healthcare training schemes under spotlight

Cutting costs linked to better training, reveals review chair More resources should be put towards in-work training schemes for nurses and healthcare assistants, according to latest review results. Lord Willis, the Liberal Democrat peer who is chair of the ‘Shape of Caring’ review, has told the Health Service Journal that continuing professional development needs to […]

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Should there be a single health and social care budget?

Ministers suggest pooling budgets for a united fund Politicians are raising support for joining NHS and social care funding to create a single budget, with open support from Labour shadow health secretary Andy Burnham and Liberal Democrat health minister Norman Lamb. Mr Lamb, who is urging this idea to be included in the Liberal Democrat […]

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