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Hunt apologises to NHS patients after thousands of operations are scrapped
Jeremy Hunt said he apologised “unreservedly” yesterday to the tens of thousands patients who have had operations cancelled as a result of extreme winter pressures on the National Health Service.
iNews - Posted 04/01/2018

Sixty Icon Sarah Wollaston urges government to get a grip on NHS 'crisis'
The government must "get a better grip" on the challenges facing the NHS in England, a senior Tory MP has said, as bosses cancelled non-urgent operations.
BBC - Posted 04/01/2018

A&E: People on beds 'as far as you could see'
An 87-year-old woman who waited 10 hours in hospital to see a doctor had to be tied into a wheelchair after her bed was taken away, say her family.
BBC - Posted 04/01/2018

PDF: Inspection report - Genesis Housing Association Limited -Newham Homecare
The provider had failed to consistently improve the quality of risk assessments and medicines management within the service.
Care Quality Commission - Posted 04/01/2018

Sixty Icon Housing associations found ‘inadequate’ by NHS regulator
Genesis Housing Association has been given the lowest rating – “inadequate” – by NHS regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for one of its home care services.
Inside Housing - Posted 04/01/2018

The Tories knew there would be an NHS winter crisis but did nothing
Patients have a right to know why hospitals are so underfunded but yet again Jeremy Hunt has ducked the question.
The Guardian - Posted 03/01/2018

Sixty Icon Social care in 2018: time to think about the future workforce
With 90,000 vacancies, recruitment and retention is social care’s most pressing issue. We are calling for a national campaign to find the right people for the job.
The Guardian - Posted 03/01/2018

Suspicions over accountable care organisations in the NHS
Readers respond to a Guardian article by Bruce Keogh, medical director of the NHS in England.
The Guardian - Posted 03/01/2018

Hospital enduring Third World conditions, says doctor amid countrywide warnings
Patients are facing long waits on trolleys in hospital corridors.
Belfast Telegraph - Posted 03/01/2018

55,000 pre-planned operations could be put back in January, officials estimate
Postponement of non-urgent elective care will also be extended to the end of the month.
Belfast Telegraph - Posted 03/01/2018

Dementia patient 'discharged from hospital and left on doorstep in her pyjamas with no keys'
A grandmother suffering from dementia was discharged from hospital and left on her doorstep with no keys, it has been reported.
London Evening Standard - Posted 03/01/2018

Tens of thousands of pre-planned operations could be postponed in January, NHS officials estimate
Tens of thousands of planned operations could be postponed this month as hospitals battle severe winter pressures.
London Evening Standard - Posted 03/01/2018

NHS patients facing delays for operations
Hospitals in England are being told to delay pre-planned operations and routine outpatient appointments until 31 January due to winter pressures.
BBC - Posted 03/01/2018

Sixty Icon NHS hospitals told to take drastic measures amid winter crisis
Cancelling appointments and non-urgent surgery ban are options as hospitals reel under most intense pressure in decades.
The Guardian - Posted 03/01/2018

Patients missing their appointments cost the NHS £1bn last year
The money wasted could have funded 1m more cataract operations or 250,000 hip replacements, says chief nursing officer.
The Guardian - Posted 02/01/2018

Children's snacking habits setting them up for obesity in later life
Public Health England are calling on parents to take a tougher line on sweets, cakes and fizzy drinks between meals.
The Guardian - Posted 02/01/2018

The NHS turns 70 this year, and it’s Britain’s greatest medical innovation
Our health service stands alongside other brilliant inventions, such as penicillin, IVF and artificial hips. We must make sure it is fit for the decades to come.
The Guardian - Posted 01/01/2018

'Desperate times' for overcrowded hospitals, senior doctor warns
Pressures on NHS have ‘escalated rapidly’ over festive period, with severe bed shortages, says society chief Nick Scriven.
The Guardian - Posted 01/01/2018

Sixty Icon Richard Branson's Virgin healthcare firm scoops £1bn of NHS contracts
Virgin Care’s success highlights fears over role of private companies in NHS and casts doubt on recent assurances by Jeremy Hunt.
The Guardian - Posted 30/12/2017

Sixty Icon Labour accuses Government of 'sleepwalking into crisis' over NHS beds
It has also been revealed that hospital car parking charges raised £175m last year.
The Independent - Posted 28/12/2017

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