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Jeremy Hunt accused of ‘astonishing failure’ after GP numbers fall by 1,190

NHS figures show drop of 1,193 family doctors in past year, despite pledge to increase numbers by 5,000 by 2020.

Study links Tory cuts to 120,000 deaths

Landmark study strongly suggests that by 2020 austerity policies will have caused 120,000 excess deaths.

NHS Prescription Charges In England To Rise By 20p To £8.40

NHS prescription charges in England are to rise by 20 pence from £8.20 to £8.40 from 1 April 2016, the Department of Health has announced. A statement on the UK Government's website reads: "We have increased the prescription charge by...

Councils Spend Just 1% Of Health Budget On Mental Health, Says Charity

Local authorities in England spend an average of just 1% of their health budget on mental illness, according to the mental health charity Mind.

Social Care Chief Savages Failing System For Elderly

Chief inspector blames poor leadership and cuts as fresh figures show 150 abuse claims each day.

State-Funded Care For UK Disabled And Elderly People Becoming ‘Impossible’

Social services leaders warn funding gap of up to £7bn a year is likely to leave vulnerable people paying for their own support by end of next parliament.

NHS Agrees Largest-Ever Privatisation Deal To Tackle Backlog

Plan by NHS Supply Chain to deal with backlog of patients waiting for surgery and tests will see 11 companies paid £780m to diagnose and treat patients.

Calls For Five-Year Health And Social Care Funding Commitment

A five-year commitment to transform health and social care funding is urgently needed to avoid the care system spiraling towards a deeper crisis, council leaders are warning today




DWP underpaid benefits to 70,000 sick and disabled people, say auditors

DWP face an extra bill of up to £830 million in backdated Employment and Support Allowance payments.

Employment grant for disabled people to rise by £15k, but is it enough?

Critics argue £57k cap on 'Access To Work' scheme should be lifted completely.

Grieving daughter handed her mother’s ashes to benefits assessor to prove she wasn’t ‘fit for work’

Inexcusable and heartless blunder by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Scrap ‘highly regressive’ council tax, says thinktank

Resolution Foundation says levy now resembles much maligned poll tax and should be replaced with more progressive system.

Tory welfare cuts ‘£3bn deeper than expected’

New figures reveal the freeze on working age benefits will erode household incomes much more deeply than originally forecast.

Corbyn urged to win votes by pledging £10bn more on care for disabled elderly

Fabian Society research identifies shortfall in funding for 1.2 million older people.