16 January 2013
The Department of Health is considering freezing annual pay increments - on top of the planned two-year overall pay freeze which all but the lowest paid NHS staff already face.
The Hywel Dda Health Board is reported to have spent £2.6m on a new car park that provided only four more spaces than one it replaced.
The King's Fund has warned that the NHS is facing a shortfall of around £6 billion a year, despite government promises to protect its funding.
The acting chief executive of the NHS Confederation, Nigel Edwards, has warned that hospital beds in England may fill up with the elderly and vulnerable because of cuts to local authority social care funding.
Questions are being asked about the Government promises made this week over health and social care spending.
The Royal College of Nursing's response to yesterday's Spending Review has been covered by much of the national media.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today (20 October) responded to the announcement of the Government’s Spending Review.
The Independent today reports that the NHS has axed nearly 15,000 jobs over the past nine months despite the Coalition Government's pledge that health would be protected from its programme of huge public-sector spending cuts.
The NHS Confederation has identified “significant risks, worrying uncertainties and unexploited opportunities” in the Government’s health reforms.
More than 30 hospitals have either closed major services since the General Election, or are making plans to do so, an investigation by The Sunday Telegraph has found.