Concerns voiced around local GP practice premises

Poor confidentiality at reception desks and dated waiting rooms are some of the biggest problems with local GP surgery buildings.

Charge for migrants to use the NHS doubles

The standard Immigration Health Surcharge has doubled from £200 to £400 a year, hoping to bring much-needed funds to the NHS.

Staff shortages could compromise long term plan

The Royal College of Nursing has warned that service improvements set out by Theresa May will stumble without enough nurses.

BSUH rated ‘Good’ by CQC and ‘Outstanding’ for caring

The CQC has rated Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals as ‘Good’ overall and ‘Outstanding’ for caring following an inspection.

Four-hour A&E target looks set to be scrapped

Simon Stevens has said that a review was considering introducing a set of ‘tougher, faster standards’ for the most urgent cases that arrive at A&E departments.

Long Term Plan to save up to half a million lives

The government is launching the NHS Long Term Plan, which it claims will save almost half a million more lives.

NHS mental health access likely to affect under-18s

All GPs are worried that long delays to see a specialist could leave young people with mental health problems at further risk.

100 Changing Places toilets in NHS hospitals

The Department for Health and Social Care has announced £2 million in funding to install over 100 Changing Places toilets in NHS hospitals.

Mayhem expected when cold snap strikes

A senior NHS doctor has warned that hospitals will face mayhem this coming weekend due to the coming cold snap.

Tech shake up to remove GP's outdated systems

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced plans to replace frustrating IT systems in GP practices with modern technology.

£25 million boost for children’s hospices

NHS England recently announced increased funding for children's hospices by as much as £25 million a year.

Winter resilience improved due to £420m fund

A total of 81 projects are being carried out by hospitals across the country to make improvements to care this winter.

Increased parking charges at hospitals

New analysis has found that four in ten English hospitals have increased car parking charges in the last year.

New maternity plans announced to improve safety

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced new measures to improve the safety, quality and continuity of maternity care.

Make free NHS health check a priority

Fewer than half of those eligible for a free, routine NHS health check have taken up the offer, NHS England has reported.

15 million GP appointments wasted each year

More than 15 million GP appointments are wasted each year due to patients failing to warn surgeries they will not be attending.

Weaknesses in the way CQC checks NHS directors

A new report has outlined significant weaknesses in the way the CQC used the NHS ‘fit and proper’ person test.

Women’s mental health a top priority

New report outlines better care principles for women experiencing mental ill health, which consider gender-specific needs.

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