17Nov 2017
The RIdout Report. GreenLeafSwirl

NHS Improvement states the NHS will struggle to cope with the busiest months of the year, as hospitals have failed to free up beds. With winter approaching, it is likely to prove difficult for hospitals. Jeremy Hunt has commented that since Spring there has been some success in reducing numbers of delayed discharges from hospital […]

15Nov 2017
The RIdout Report. TreeStump

A recent report by the Children’s Society has said local authority children’s services are being reduced to crisis-driven firefights because of central government funding cuts. The most hardest hit part has been early intervention services, designed to prevent problems escalating and children suffering a crisis. Due to this issue, councils have only been getting involved […]

10Nov 2017
The RIdout Report. Spiderweb

A recent Freedom of Information request has shown current ambulance handover targets are failing, with a huge rise in the number of patients stuck in ambulances outside hospitals. The amount of patients waiting over an hour to be transferred from an ambulance to A&E has doubled also. ‘Bed-blocking’ has also been on the rise with […]

10Nov 2017
The RIdout Report. Windy Dandelions.

Figures from NHS Digital have shown DoLs reaching their highest level. Figures reached 217,235 during 2016/7, the highest since they were introduced in 2009. Concerns from charity managers have arisen with Gavin Terry, policy manager at the Alzheimer’s Society saying that the figures proving “an unacceptable number of people are being left in limbo by […]