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The Labour leader and shadow health secretary demanded extra funding as the NHS crisis worsen

The Labour party has asked the Government to inject extra cash in the NHS to help it cope with winter pressures.

Hospitals have been urged to defer all non-essential operations to help cope with ‘demand surges’ in the New Year.

Hospitals have been urged to defer all non-essential operations to help cope with ‘demand surges’ in the New Year.

However, critical procedures and cancer operations should go ahead as planned, an emergency panel of NHS bosses recommended after a meeting yesterday (2 January).

National Emergency Pressures Panel (NEPP) suggested the measure to counteract ‘sustained pressure’ on the NHS over the Christmas period due to high levels of respiratory illness and bed occupancy levels.

Dr Aseem Malhotra says the NHS system is giving doctors a perverse incentive to perform procedures and prescribe drugs that will not benefit patients

Dr Aseem Malhotra says the NHS system is giving doctors a perverse incentive to perform procedures and prescribe drugs that will not benefit patients

King’s College Hospital chair Bob Kerslake has resigned in protest at the underfunding issues in NHS England.

King’s College Hospital chair Bob Kerslake has resigned in protest at the underfunding issues in NHS England.

Mr Kerslake believes that ‘the Government and NHS Improvement are unrealistic about the scale of the challenge facing the NHS and the trust’.

Just three per cent of healthcare leaders think the Budget will have a big impact on their ability to provide good care.

Just three per cent of healthcare leaders think the Budget will have a big impact on their ability to provide good care.
Prescriptions of homeopathy, herbal treatments and other low value items will be scrapped in a move expected to save £141m a year.

Prescriptions of homeopathy, herbal treatments and other low value items will be scrapped in a move expected to save £141m a year.