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General Election 2019: Don’t politicise health service – NHS boss

Parties should not use the NHS as “a political weapon” in the election campaign, health service bosses say. NHS Providers chief Chris Hopson said “over dramatising NHS difficulties” or making “disingenuous” funding claims did the service “no favours”. Mr Hopson acts for health trust leaders in England and urged politicians not to make “empty promises” […]

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Transplant service at 'breaking point'

“She wanted life to go back to what it was before her kidneys shut down.” Scot Radcliffe’s wife, Gina Ravens, had been waiting four years on the transplant list for a lifesaving organ. The 62-year-old was receiving dialysis three times a week. Then, in the early hours of New Year’s Day 2017, she got the […]

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Ambulance service 'destroyed my health'

An ambulance worker who suffered mental health problems at work has accused his employers of “destroying” his life and health, after a tribunal. Mechanic Gordon Flemming, from Norwich, won a case of unfair dismissal against the East of England Ambulance Service. The tribunal panel said it was “appalled” at some of the behaviour towards Mr […]