Social care needs urgent and permanent reform, says head of NHS

Social care needs urgent and permanent reform, says head of NHS

He said he hoped that by the time the UK was celebrating the NHS’s 73rd birthday, a year from now, “that we have actually, as a country, been able to decisively answer the question of how are we going to fund and provide high-quality social care for my parent’s generation.” The current government and several […]
Nationwide applause to pay tribute to 72 years of NHS

Nationwide applause to pay tribute to 72 years of NHS

NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens said he hoped the public would use the anniversary as an opportunity to “say a heartfelt thank you” to hospital staff. Sir Simon said: “This year has been the most challenging in NHS history, with staff...
Shielding chaos as official letters contradict doctors’ advice

Shielding chaos as official letters contradict doctors’ advice

Vulnerable patients across England have been told by their doctors they must continue shielding, despite letters from the Government telling them they can now go outside. Concerns have been raised that thousands of vulnerable patients may have been told to stop...