Struggling NHS – Research

Increase in A&E Waiting times targets missed

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jan/14/hospital-waiting-times-england-rise-november-accident-emergency

Privatisation Fears

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/aug/15/creeping-privatisation-nhs-official-data-owen-smith-outsourcing

Staff shortages necessitating hiring of expensive Agency staff

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/11/nhs-pays-out-75m-annually-for-20-most-expensive-agency-doctors

Hospitals struggling to cope, being placed into special measures

http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/watford/15124945.Hospital_trust_will_remain_in_special_measures_after_failing_report/

Cuts leading to ‘humanitarian crisis’

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/nhs-humanitarian-crisis-red-cross-labour-jeremy-hunt-underfunding-spending-cuts-a7514626.html

Protests to underfunding

http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2017-02-25/hundred-protest-nhs-underfunding-in-norwich/

Ambulance response times worsening

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/15103295.Ambulance_response_times_30__slower_after_A_E_cuts_in_Glasgow/

Lack of beds leading to duty of care violations

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/elderly-dementia-patient-left-waiting-9618593

Further concerns to NHS privatisation, forecasting

https://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2015/oct/02/nhs-one-way-road-privatisation

Junior Doctors dispute over shift and contract conditions

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/sep/01/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-junior-doctors-strike

Narrative example – Junior Doctor suicide

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3449031/Hopes-fade-missing-junior-doctor-walked-hospital.html

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