NHS: Workforce Planning Not Fit For Purpose

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Shadow Health Secretary, has written in response to a letter from the Health Foundation in relation to their workforce planning (the ongoing process of ensuring the workforce is fit to suitably manage the workload). http://press.labour.org.uk/post/166942917169/next-months-budget-must-address-unprecedented

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NHS: How About Banning Walk-In Emergency Patients?

Unfortunately, this isn't sarcasm - it isn't even satire. This is an actual idea that Jeremy Hunt (Health Secretary) came up with to help avert a potential winter NHS crisis. Read more with the link below. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/13/jeremy-hunt-considers-barring-walk-in-patients-from-ae What have your recent NHS experiences been like? Please comment in the comments section below or on our … Continue reading NHS: How About Banning Walk-In Emergency Patients?

NHS: Is Austerity Killing the Health Service?

Adam Swersky, a Labour Councillor in Harrow, has written for Labour List on the financial problems being faced by the NHS despite the level of funding rising between 2010 and 2020 by £35bn. https://labourlist.org/2017/10/austerity-is-breaking-the-nhs-so-lets-give-the-23n-it-deserves/ Although we have no major hospitals in our ward there are a large number of NHS services available. Have you faced … Continue reading NHS: Is Austerity Killing the Health Service?