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The squeeze on public spending and the drop in nurse numbers since 2010 has contributed to 120,000 unnecessary deaths in England, according to new research. There could be as many as 100 excess deaths a day from now on if the NHS does not get an urgent cash injection, a…
Children's services for those most at risk are on a "dangerous footing" charities have warned, with Government cuts being blamed for funding being slashed. Councils have had less money to spend on early intervention services since 2010, a joint report from three leading children's charities said. Children in the most…
A Holyrood committee has hit out at the "unacceptable" lack of information on the £8 billion plus budgets spent by integration authorities (IAs) on health and social care. MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee complained there is "little by the way of information on the financial position" of the…
Councils are urging Chancellor Philip Hammond to use this month's Budget to stabilise the "perilously fragile" situation in social care. An extra £1.3 billion is needed from the Treasury to plug funding gaps over the next financial year, the Local Government Association (LGA) have warned. Councillor Claire Kober, chair of…
NHS funding will be at one of the lowest rates in its history, leading think tanks have said as they called for a multi-billion pound cash injection for the health service in this month's Budget. The three health think tanks - the Health Foundation, The King's Fund and the Nuffield…
Millions of people are facing "unacceptable delays and difficulty" accessing care, health leaders have warned as they called on Chancellor Philip Hammond to address the situation in next month's Budget. Health and care services are "unable to keep up with demand", according to a coalition representing hundreds of health and…
Children's services are in crisis across much of England due to government funding cuts, Labour has said. Shadow communities secretary Andrew Gwynne (pictured) said there was a "growing emergency in children's social care" as he called for action before next month's Budget. Minister Marcus Jones acknowledged there were challenges in…
A health minister has sidestepped calls to apologise for repeating a claim that "austerity has been the mother of invention". Jackie Doyle-Price faced criticism in the Commons after she noted the comment had been made to her by a council leader, as she defended the Government's investment in social care.…
Social care faces a funding gap which will have "a real impact" on people across the country, the Tory chairwoman of the Health Committee has warned. Sarah Wollaston called for MPs from all sides to work together to tackle the "enormous" challenges in funding future health and care costs as…
Measures to tackle emergency funding shortfalls in key public services will cost £10 billion over five years but amount to a "sticking plaster" solution, according to expert analysis of government spending. The extra money will help hospitals, schools, prisons and social care keep going but will not tackle the underlying…
Children's services are at a "tipping point", with record numbers of youngsters now in care, town hall bosses have warned. The equivalent of 90 youngsters a day are entering the care system, according to the Local Government Association, which urged government to plug a funding gap to help councils support…
Youth clubs and youth support services are set to receive £40 million in Government and lottery funding aimed at helping over 300,000 disadvantaged children across the country. The Youth Investment Fund will be shared between 86 youth trusts across six disadvantaged areas in England, to help young people gain confidence…