• 25 Apr 2018

    Parents of children with a rare form of cancer were told their treatment could be stopped mid-course, because the highly expensive drug might no longer be available for free. Doctors feared that the company which provides the Neuroblastoma drug, and has already spent £6 million on, might have to start charging. They’ve now agreed to…

  • 8 Mar 2018

    Today’s NHS England winter figures show the proportion of people waiting more than four hours in major accident and emergency units were the highest in the 70-year history of the health service. And that was just one set of figures out today that revealed the intensity of the pressure the NHS is under. There were…

  • 18 Jan 2018

    Figures out today show a slight improvement in the number of patients diverted away from accident and emergency units and faster ambulance hand over times to hospitals. However, bed occupancy is still running at nearly 95 per cent – 10 per cent above the recommended safe level. And now Welsh A & E consultants have…

  • 15 Jan 2018

    Does the NHS really have more beds, more doctors and more flu vaccines available than ever before? FactCheck takes a look.

  • 10 Jan 2018

    The NHS is in crisis. But are regions with large migrant populations suffering more? FactCheck takes a look.

  • 4 Jan 2018

    Jeremy Hunt said that A&E departments are treating more people in under four hours than they were seven years ago. But he didn’t mention that the number of people waiting more than four hours has gone up too – by 600 per cent.

  • 21 Dec 2017

    Hospitals across England are under such pressure they’ve been advised to put off all non-urgent operations until the middle of January. NHS England said they should free up beds for the most unwell patients ahead of an “expected surge” after the Christmas and New Year break.

  • 21 Nov 2017

    Doctors leaders’ have warned the government that as winter approaches, the NHS is facing unprecedented pressures. The Royal College of GPs has written to the Chancellor Philip Hammond ahead of tomorrow’s budget, adding to the growing clamour within the NHS for a significant increase in funding.  Earlier this month, NHS England’s Chief Executive Simon Stevens…

  • 19 Oct 2017

    The NHS is facing one of its worst winters for years with warnings that increased patient numbers, fewer beds, and less money will increase pressures on an already struggling system.

  • 21 Sep 2017

    Fewer people want to go into medicine, or stay in the NHS, according to the British Medical Association. It’s looked at applications to medical school, and to specialties like psychiatry and sexual health, and says a crisis is looming in England.

  • 13 Sep 2017

    The government suffered a defeat on NHS pay in the House of Commons this afternoon, a defeat that seems to have significantly changed Parliamentary convention. It came amid a row over claims that the Prime Minister made about police pay during Prime Minister’s Questions.

  • 30 Aug 2017

    New figures show the number of patients waiting more than 52 weeks for surgery has risen by more than 400% since 2013. The Welsh Government said the majority of people were treated within target times – despite increased demand.

  • 19 Aug 2017

    The world famous scientist Stephen Hawking says he fears the NHS is being turned into a “US style insurance system”. He accuses the Health Secretary of “cherry picking evidence” to advance his agenda. But Jeremy Hunt says Professor Hawking is wrong.

  • 16 Jul 2017

    Two of the people involved in the protests over hospital workers pay in London, cleaner Malgorzata Sacewicz and porter Len Hockey, explain why they were taking strike action.

  • 4 Jun 2017

    Theresa May has made a private visit to some of the attack victims and hospital  staff who’ve been treating them. NHS England say that 21 people remain in a critical condition. Of the seven people who died, it’s now known that one was Canadian.  Hospital and ambulance workers rushed to the scene within minutes, volunteering…