The NUT is taking national strike action on Tuesday 5 July over savage cuts to education funding and changes to conditions of service.
The NHS competition enforcer David Bennett has told NHS Foundation Trusts that if they don’t bring down their deficits, they will lose their freedom to decide their own strategy and the way they run their services. This includes the power to retain their surpluses and borrow to invest in services for patients.
The 152 foundation trusts together face a £1bn deficit this year, but the government has decided this is “unaffordable”.
An NHS funding shortfall is driving proposals to close Calderdale A&E and “transform” Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS and social care system.
At the March 2014 Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body Meeting, it was clear that “austerity” politics is driving the proposed closure of Calderdale A&E, and related moves to totally change the whole NHS and social care system. Continue reading
Posted from Hebden Bridge, England, United Kingdom.