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Just 7% of women with mental health problems during or after pregnancy are getting specialist help, a new poll suggests. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) said the NHS is "letting down" some of the most vulnerable women in society. The RCOG said its latest report highlights an…
NHS hospitals will not be able to balance their books until problems in social care are addressed, health experts have warned. The Health Foundation said the gap in social care funding should be addressed in next month's Budget. The charity said failure to invest in social care is a "false…
Caps on spending on agency staff in the NHS in England have been "largely unsuccessful" in luring temporary staff to work in the health service, a new report has found. In 2015, health officials announced a package of measures to clamp down on agency spending, including caps on the hourly…
Wales Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has announced a £95 million package to support a range of education and training programmes for healthcare professionals in Wales. This investment aims to support a range of healthcare training opportunities and will enable more than 3000 new students to join those already studying healthcare…
Too many people are being diagnosed with cancer at a late stage, according to a report into services for sufferers in Wales. The Welsh Government's 2016 Cancer Annual Report, which looked at NHS cancer services provided across the country, highlighted several improvements - including increasing survival rates - but also…
Plans to transform the NHS in England could lead to cuts in hospital beds and community services, leading nurses have warned. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said proper funding for the process was key to making sure the strategies "solve instead of exacerbate" problems in the health and care…
The Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee are to explore whether or not integration authorities are doing enough to involve patients, carers, the third sector and other stakeholders in the design and future of health and social care. All integration authorities have a duty to involve stakeholders and ensure that…
The NHS in England is performing at its worst ever level against a raft of targets, including A&E, cancer and people forced to wait on trolleys. The number of people waiting more than two months to start cancer treatment after an urgent referral was 25,157 in 2016 - the highest…
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