1bn raid on NHS could pay more for community care


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1bn raid on NHS could pay for more community careComes amid fears that A&E departments are being flooded by patients who could be cared for at home By Tim Shipman PUBLISHED: 22:49 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:06 GMT, 27 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315557', 'title': '1bn raid on NHS could pay for more community care', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2315557/1bn-raid-NHS-pay-community-care.html', 'eTwitterStatus': '%C2%A31bn%20raid%20on%20NHS%20could%20pay%20more%20for%20community%20care%20http://bit.ly/11qM29i%20via%[email protected]' }); Ministers plan to use 1billion of the NHS budget to pay for social care – effectively tearing up the Coalition’s pledge to ringfence Health Service spending.

A&E waiting times “at their worst for 10 years”: Think-tank says four-hour queues are on the rise


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A&E waiting times 'at their worst for 10 years': Think-tank says four-hour queues are on the rise The report was compiled by the health think-tank The King’s FundIt also included a poll of 48 NHS finance directors A third said quality of care had deteriorated over the past 12 months By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:36 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:40 GMT, 14 February 2013 The number of patients made to wait four hours or longer in A&E has reached its highest level for a decade, a report claims. For the last three months of last year, the figure was 232,000 – an increase of 38 per cent over the previous quarter. Experts said the proportion of patients waiting more than four hours to be seen was the highest since 2003.

Misery in A&E: Tens of thousands left waiting in corridors or even ambulances for hours before they get a bed


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Misery in A&E: Tens of thousands left waiting in corridors or even ambulances for hours before they get a bedHealth experts say sufferers are 'warehoused' in hospitals Some are kept in ambulances to massage waiting time figuresAdmissions have soared and the health service is struggling to cope, say health professionals PUBLISHED: 01:17 GMT, 27 December 2012 | UPDATED: 01:17 GMT, 27 December 2012 Tens of thousands of patients are being kept on trolleys or in ambulances because there are not enough hospital beds. Some are ‘warehoused’ in corridors or side rooms for up to 12 hours before being taken to a ward. Others are parked outside in ambulances for up to 30 minutes until they are allowed to be admitted.

Parents who want to adopt to get more say on choosing a child


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Parents hoping to adopt will get more say on choosing a childOverhaul would see adoption process sped upParents would be able to choose child for first timePrime Minister backs scheme 'as a personal issue' | UPDATED: 09:17 GMT, 24 December 2012 Enlarge Overhaul: David Cameron wants to change the rules so parents who have been approved for adoption no longer have to wait months or even years for social workers to find them a child Would-be parents seeking to adopt will be given a greater say in choosing their child, under new proposals backed by the Prime Minister. David Cameron wants to overhaul the process so that parents who have been approved for adoption no longer have to wait months or even years for social workers to find them a child.

A 1m fiasco by Ed, and the joke"s on us!


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A 1m fiasco by Ed, and the joke's on us! | UPDATED: 01:08 GMT, 24 December 2012 The waiting game: Miliband's long-awaited policy review to draw up a new manifesto is a laughing stock at Westminster Red Ed Miliband’s long-awaited policy review to draw up a new manifesto is a laughing stock at Westminster. Two years on and Miliband, who announced he was starting the process with a blank sheet of paper, has still not put anything on the page. And his procrastination is being funded by all of us

Ambulance workers arrested for manslaughter after man died at the entrance to A&E department


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Ambulance workers arrested for manslaughter after man died at the entrance to A&E department | UPDATED: 18:51 GMT, 14 December 2012 Five health workers including four ambulance staff have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. They were taken into custody after Carl Cope, 47, suffered a heart attack and died at Walsall Manor Hospital in the West Midlands on June 23 this year. The ambulance workers, aged 26, 34, 45 and 53 were all arrested for gross negligence and misconduct following the death along with a 44-year-old hospital worker.

Hundreds of GP"s surgeries "are too cramped and not fit for purpose"


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Hundreds of GP’s surgeries ‘are too cramped and not fit for purpose’ Some found to have inadequate heating and insufficient easy-access facilities for elderly or disabled patientsKings Fund report said 'major' improvements were needed to cope with higher patient numbers | UPDATED: 07:56 GMT, 6 December 2012 Hundreds of doctors’ surgeries are too cramped and ‘not fit for purpose’, a report warns. Rooms in some are so close together that patients worry that confidential discussions can be overheard in the waiting area.

Post Office customers forced to queue for too long then offered services they don"t want


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Our too-pushy post offices: Customers forced to queue for too long before being offered services they don’t want | UPDATED: 07:50 GMT, 28 November 2012 Long queues: The Post Office has been criticised over waiting times following a mystery shopping test around the country Customers are queuing for up to ten minutes to be served at post offices then pressed to buy services they do not want, a report says today. Campaign group Consumer Focus criticises the use of ‘active up-selling’ at Post Offices, which sell all types of financial products from travel money to mortgages, and warns of ‘a considerable number of consumers being charged for a more expensive product when cheaper alternatives would better meet their needs’.