Care home closures set to rise as funding crisis bites

Insolvencies among care home operators are at a record high and likely to continue without government action.

Jeremy Hunt accused of watering down four-hour A&E waiting target

Health secretary tells MPs only people with urgent health problems should be expected to be seen within that period.

NHS faces ‘humanitarian crisis’ as demand rises, British Red Cross warns

Senior doctor calls health service ‘broken’ after deaths of two patients left to wait on trolleys at Worcestershire Royal hospital.

Social care crisis: MPs put May under pressure to act fast

Select committee chairs send frank letter to prime minister as fears grow that Brexit could overshadow ‘immense challenge’.

NHS staff morale hits ‘rock bottom’, as confidence in Jeremy Hunt plummets

Morale among NHS staff has hit "rock bottom", with less than 1 in 4 saying they would recommend it as a great place to work.

Seven-day NHS plan puts weekday surgeries at risk, warns top GP

Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard says government’s pledge to guarantee access to family doctors at weekends is unrealistic.

Lengthy waits to see GPs may pose serious risk to patients, says top doctor

People with non-urgent conditions may be neglected amid long waiting times, leading to acute problems, warns head of GPs’ body.

Third of councils to lose cash in social care changes, says Burnham

Former Labour health secretary says redistribution of the new homes bonus means less money for some local authorities.

Jeremy Corbyn calls for ‘urgent action’ over the deepening social care crisis

The Labour leader has written to Theresa May, calling for "urgent talks" to address a deepening crisis in adult social care.

Tory incompetence has pushed social care to the brink – and you’re paying for it

Why should the public be made to foot the bill for Tory incompetence?

Social care spending falling below £554 minimum in most areas

Postcode lottery revealed as government prepares to allow local authorities to bring forward council tax rises to avert crisis.

Shock figures show Tory plans are ‘making social care worse’

Flagship scheme to keep elderly out of hospital missing targets and council tax rise ‘too small to alleviate cutbacks’.

Acutely ill children waiting nine hours for beds in intensive care

Some paediatric units now at 115% capacity, warns doctors’ body.

Government urged to introduce a long-term NHS funding target

The introduction of a new 'NHS Funding Rule' in England would help increase funding by £7 billion over the next five years, think-tank claims says.

Work is not a ‘health’ outcome

Some people’s work is undoubtedly a source of wellbeing, but that is not the same thing as being “good for health”.

Neoliberalism and inequality are strongly linked with increasing ill-health

Research suggests the health of the nation has been detrimentally affected by neoliberal economic and social policies.

No 10 rules out forcing obese people to undergo treatment to get benefits

Theresa May’s spokesman says sanctioning obese people who refuse help is not under consideration after report dismissed idea.

Cost of social care has rocketed over last year, analysis shows

Research by TrustedCare.co.uk reveals huge rise in costs yet number of services rated as good or outstanding has fallen.

Rough sleepers denied specialist mental health support

Two-thirds of local authorities with the highest number of rough sleepers fail to commission specialist mental health services.

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