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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 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…
Almost three quarters of hospitals in England have had patients wait for more than 100 days to be discharged, even though they are medically fit to leave, a report suggests. One patient had to wait for more than a year, according to a BBC investigation. The 62-year-old patient, who had…
The number of mental health patients who are being treated in facilities far away from their homes is unacceptably high, experts have warned. The comments from the Royal College of Psychiatrists come as new figures revealed that during December last year 250 English patients were forced to travel over 100km…
An award-winning nurse who died after setting himself on fire outside Kensington Palace suffered a "mental breakdown" over how his NHS employers handled his dismissal, an inquest has heard. Amin Abdullah, 41, died on February 9 last year close to the London home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge…
The number of unexpected patient deaths in mental health trusts has risen by almost 50% in three years, data shows. Figures for England obtained by the BBC's Panorama programme show there were 2,067 unexpected deaths in 2012/13, rising to 3,160 in 2015/16. Unexpected deaths include death by suicide, neglect and…
An NHS Trust has apologised after an elderly woman remained on a ward for six months at a cost of more than £80,000 despite being fit for discharge. Iris Sibley, 89, and her family were left "distressed and let down" after multiple attempts to move her into a nursing home…
Plans for NHS trusts to charge overseas patients for non-urgent care up front lack detail, the doctors' union has said. The British Medical Association has warned of possible "chaos and confusion" as a result of the move, announced by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, to make it a legal duty for…
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