NHS backs up ‘real terms’ rise claims in mental health spending

NHS England responded to an investigation carried out by the Community Care and BBC News last week by stating, ‘Spending on mental health is now going up in real terms after years when services were under real pressure.’ The statement was attributed to Dr Martin McShane, NHS England’s director for people with long-term conditions. It […]

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NHS cash flowed to private firms

Private healthcare companies, tech firms and management consultants have received millions of pounds in payments from public funds in the first full financial year of the coalition’s new-look NHS, according to a recent analysis carried out by the Guardian. The National Health Organisation which assigns £96bn to fund England’s health services, published its first detailed […]

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NHS must rely on foreign doctors

It has been revealed that Scotland’s health boards are frequently flying in doctors from distant countries such as Pakistan, Nigeria and even Australia, in order to help the NHS manage increasing demands on the healthcare system. The Sunday Express investigation found that millions of pounds are being spent annually to cover travel expenses  and bumper […]

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How will NHS cuts affect our healthcare?

Are budget cuts and privatisation the solutions to the NHS’s financial fears? Profoundly British and unique to the UK, the National Health Service (NHS) is forever being bandied about across the media. Last week, think tank The King’s Fund startlingly revealed that the NHS has a dwindling amount of funding remaining and could potentially be out of […]

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