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
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?
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?
Here is quite a shocking report on the number of beds in the NHS; past, present, and future https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/nhs-hospital-bed-numbers
After the release of the news of a new Health Worker App during Jeremy Hunt's conference speech this week the GMB have taken a look and given their response. http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/nhs-gig-economy
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) found of the 50 trusts they examined – which manage a total of around 150 hospital sites – the vast majority are not meeting their own safe staffing targets. https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/health-and-care/nhs/news/88205/nine-10-hospital-trusts-below-safe-staffing-level-report
It has emerged that the government has only disclosed about 50% of the property sales they're undertaking of NHS assets. They say it's down to "sensitivity issues". http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tories-quietly-doubled-number-nhs-10962728
David Buck (King's Fund) takes a look at local authority spending plans for public health spending in 2017/18. https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/blog/2017/07/local-government-public-health-budgets-2017-18