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Under-strain NHS fails to ensure cancer patients seen quickly enough

Hospitals miss two-week target for seeing specialist for only second time since records began, as delays in treatment rise.

Revealed: scale of hospital staff shortages in top Tory areas

Guardian investigation highlights severe understaffing at Royal Berkshire, Royal Surrey County and Frimley Health trusts.

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.

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.

Acutely ill children waiting nine hours for beds in intensive care

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

NHS chiefs warn that hospitals in England are on the brink of collapse

Theresa May urged to boost funding or ration care to head off escalating cash crisis and avoid ‘1990s-style decline’.

Mental Health Needs Urgent Extra Funding To Avert Crisis, Say Trust Chief Executives

Ahead of the spending review, 10 London mental health trusts warn against raiding their budgets to plug funding shortfalls in acute hospitals

A&E Faces Worst Winter Ever, Top Doctor Warns

Bed shortages and cancelled operations loom in NHS emergency.

NHS Hospital To Offer Food Parcels To Patients At Risk Of Malnutrition

Tameside, Greater Manchester, to join other hospitals in opening food bank, with staff trained to spot signs of poor nutrition.




Housing associations rake in record profits while only building 597 homes for social rent

Housing associations appear to be moving away from building social housing in favour of more profitable options.

Disabled man had to sleep rough and ‘sofa surf’ because of council faults

Ombudsman says Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead did not act quickly enough to find him suitable accommodation.

DWP win legal case which could “severely curtail” benefit claimant’s human rights

Win could prevent benefit claimants from using the Human Rights Act when challenging cruel benefits decisions at tribunal.

Welfare debate highlights the very worst of Tory ‘callousness’ towards Britain’s poorest

Tories "have their heads firmly in the sand" over the devastating impact of their welfare policies, says SNP MP.

Child Benefit and Tax Credit payment dates over Easter 2018

Some people could receive their benefits up to four days early this Easter - here's what you need to know.

Man missing part of his skull told he’s ‘not disabled enough’ for disability benefits

"You can literally feel my brain and the edges of my skull where it’s been cut off".