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There are "serious gaps" in crisis care for children with mental health problems, a new report has warned. One in 10 local health areas has no plan to improve crisis care for young people, according to the Education Policy Institute. This is despite acknowledgement from the Government for clinical commissioning…
Firms including KPMG, McKinsey and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) have made millions of pounds from plans that could lead to the closure or downgrade of NHS hospitals. Health bosses have spent at least £17.6 million on management consultants to draw up the strategies, which earmark cuts to departments and some A&Es. Sustainability…
Low morale and poor pay are key reasons why the NHS struggles to retain staff, according to a new survey. A poll of 2,000 NHS workers found that structural reorganisations of the NHS, such as those pushed through by the former Health Secretary Andrew Lansley in 2012, have also affected…
Thousands of non-EU migrants will have to provide criminal record certificates before they are allowed to work in the UK under new rules. Overseas nurses and teachers are among those who will be required to hand over the details as part of efforts to strengthen restrictions on foreign offenders seeking…
No families have been excluded from the review into adverse events at a maternity unit where some babies died, a health watchdog has said. The Scottish Government ordered Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) to carry out the review last year after two families whose babies died during childbirth at Ayrshire Maternity…
The average pay of public sector workers is falling following years of wage restraint coupled with rising inflation, a new report reveals. The Resolution Foundation forecast that average real pay will fall back below 2004/5 levels by the end of the current Parliament in 2020. On current trends, the average…
Patients are suffering in pain due to NHS rationing, which is affecting access to community nurses and hip operations, a new report says. People at the end of their life are being left for hours without pain relief due to nursing shortages, while other patients are denied access to operations…
A new immigration charge could cost the NHS millions of pounds and make staff shortages worse, leading healthcare professionals have warned. The health service should be exempt from paying the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) when recruiting doctors and nurses from overseas, the British Medical Association (BMA) and Royal College of…
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