Junior doctors’ training under threat, says GMC

Junior doctors in the UK fear they are missing out on crucial training because of increasing workloads, a report by the General Medical Council suggests. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-38162855  

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Sustainability and Transformation Plan published

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Sustainability and Transformation Plan Refusal of FOI request, 5 January 2017. The county’s five-year Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) to improve the local population’s health and wellbeing is published today. Led by local clinicians, the STP has been developed by all local NHS organisations and local government officers and through discussion with […]

“Grossly irresponsible” rush into contract led to catastrophic failure.

The Public Accounts Committee report warns that services for patients are likely to suffer following the collapse of an £800 million contract to provide older people’s and adult community services. http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/public-accounts-committee/news-parliament-2015/unitingcare-partnership-contract-report-published-16-17/

Cambridgeshire KONP meets Jeremy Hunt

Dear All, The cover page of 22nd July British Medical Journal (attached) came in handy for our meeting with Jeremy Hunt outside Addenbrooke’s  Hospital on Friday. We heard on the grapevine the night before that he was visiting Hinchingbrooke Hospital in the morning and Addenbrooke’s in the afternoon. A deputation from ‘Hands off Hinchingbrooke’ met him […]

NHS takes axe to hospital units amid financial crisis

‘Glut of NHS closures ahead warn hospital chiefs’ Daily Telegraph, 31 October 2016 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/25/glut-of-nhs-closures-ahead-warn-hospital-chiefs/   CCGs’ Planned or likely changes to NHS services 52% Closing or downgrading of community hospitals 30% Losing urgent care centre or similar 46% Overall reduction in hospital beds 23% Reduction in staff in acute services 31% Closing of Downgrading full […]

The Guardian: Theresa May’s claim on health funding not true, say MPs.

‘The government should abandon its ‘incorrect’ claims of putting £10bn into the NHS annual budget by the end of this parliament, say the MPs’ Read the full Guardian article: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/oct/30/theresa-mays-claim-on-health-funding-not-true-say-mps