HIV care ‘going backwards’ in new NHS, warn specialists

A recent survey by the British HIV Association (BHIVA) raised concerns over the standard of HIV care and the impact that NHS reorganisation is having on the services and treatment available to those with HIV.
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UK Rare Diseases Strategy promises to upgrade R&D and treatment

The UK’s first national strategy for the treatment of rare diseases promises individual care plans, specialised clinical centres and a boost to genomic research.
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Austerity is blinding UK patients

Patients are losing their sight because NHS eye clinics are “shamefully” understaffed and lack the capacity to meet increasing patient needs, according to the RNIB.
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Doctors could face jail for ‘wilful neglect’

Under new laws, doctors and nurses who “wilfully neglect” patients could face prison.
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GP contract changes bring back ‘family doctor’

Recently agreed changes to GP contracts aim to bring back the ‘family doctor’ and reduce paperwork pressure on GPs.
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NHS England to reclassify A&E services

NHS England is to reclassify A&E departments into two tiers, for serious and non-serious emergencies, to ease pressure on services.
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Monitor report raises primary care issues

A recent review of walk-in service closures by Monitor warns against further closures and highlights issues within primary care services.
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NHS maternity services are under strain

A recent report by the NAO has raised concerns about the performance and “value for money” of NHS maternity services.
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NHS is ‘bogged down’ with competition law, says Nicholson

Sir David Nicholson, the outgoing NHS Chief Executive, has blamed “a morass of competition law” for organisational difficulties and rising costs within the NHS.
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NHS considers private takeover for CSUs

NHS England has held discussions with private equity companies about the potential takeover of commissioning support units (CSUs).

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