Jun 30 2017

More Cuts in Social Care

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) have warned that despite the additional £1bn promised social care in the recent Budget and a 5% increase in spending on last year, the sector would still be left having to make savings in the region of £824m in the next financial year. Read Full story

May 18 2017

Increase in Bariatric Patients Puts Pressure on the Ambulance Services

Ambulance services across England have spent hundreds of thousands of pounds to ensure vehicles can cope with a growing number of obese patients. The number of admissions of bariatric patients has increased from 52,000 in 2006 to 520,000 in 2016 and ambulances are being specially-designed and equipped to transport obese patients to hospital. The north west had the… Read Full story

May 08 2017

NHS Pay Cap ‘Must be Lifted’

NHS Providers claim the pay cap, which limits pay rises to 1% a year to 2019, is causing severe recruitment and retention problems in England and NHS bosses say it must be lifted because it is putting patient safety at risk. Read Full story

Mar 13 2017

Study Reveals Increase in Attacks on NHS Staff

Attacks on NHS staff in England are sadly on the rise with almost 200 assaults on doctors, nurses and other NHS staff being reported each day. Figures published by NHS Protect showed a total of 70,555 staff assaults in 2015-2016, which was an increase of 4 % on the previous year. However according to recent research undertaken by the BBC, NHS Protect, the body set up to… Read Full story

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