More diagnostic hubs to tackle NHS waiting lists in England

A taskforce has also been set up to unlock spare beds and theatres in the private sector. Source link

'No-one joined the dots' – grandad who exposed an NHS scandal

Derek Richford’s determination led to an inquiry into maternity care at East Kent hospitals. Source link

Croydon Hospital: Patient tells PM to pay NHS staff more

Rishi Sunak has been told he needed to “try harder” over plans to give pay rises to hospital staff. Visiting Croydon University Hospital, the prime minister spoke to in-patients, including Catherine Poole, aged 77. After telling him he needed to pay medical staff more, she rejected his answer over his efforts, and told him he… Continue reading Croydon Hospital: Patient tells PM to pay NHS staff more

NHS: Ambulance delays as paramedic holds for GP

When ambulance crews bring patients to hospital they are meant to be able to handover their patients to A&E staff within 15 minutes. But an analysis by the BBC shows by late November more than 11,000 ambulances were spending over an hour stuck in queues outside hospital every week. That is one in seven of… Continue reading NHS: Ambulance delays as paramedic holds for GP

Forty-hour ambulance waits as NHS delays worsen

Woman, 85, endured “agonising” wait, with paramedics warning problems likely to worsen. Source link

Mental Health, Advice for Learners

It is important that those experiencing mental ill health know they can talk about it and receive help if they need it. The aim of this film is to help identify and provide support to learners’ struggling with their mental health. Link: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/supporting-your-mental-health-wellbeing source

Health trust running unit which saw abuse faces NHS intervention

In a letter to Mr Nichols and chief executive Neil Thwaite, which has been seen by the BBC, NHS England’s chief operating officer Sir David Sloman said the RSP, which has replaced its previous special measures scheme, gave a “collaborative, system-focused approach for supporting those providers and systems with the toughest challenges”. Source link

NHS chiefs in Scotland discuss having wealthy pay for treatment

The idea of paying for care as part of a “two-tier” system appears in minutes of a meeting of NHS Scotland bosses. Source link

Autumn Statement: Is money for schools, social care and NHS enough?

Sir Andrew Dilnot, who devised the policy more than a decade ago, says the delay is “extraordinarily disappointing”. He describes the need for reform as “critical and urgent” and says without it, the most vulnerable are left with no idea how they will cope financially, should they need care. He also believes it breaches a… Continue reading Autumn Statement: Is money for schools, social care and NHS enough?

The young NHS workers voting yes to strikes

Staff who’ve been in the NHS for a short time say they have seen enough to know change is needed. Source link