NHS must not use coronavirus crisis as excuse to avoid tackling failings, MPs say

NHS must not use coronavirus crisis as excuse to avoid tackling failings, MPs say

Sir Simon Stevens, head of the NHS since 2014, has been criticised for the decision to discharge thousands of hospital patients into care homes at the height of the Covid-19 crisis, when there was no routine testing available. On Sunday, Sir Simon said hospitals were “rigorously” following the instructions they had been given by Public […]
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...
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...