David Flory, the TDA's chief executive, acknowledged that the finances of the 102 trusts he supervises are "a source of significant concern" after 26 of them ran up a combined deficit this year of £458m and the sector as a whole overspent by £247m, with some trusts busting their budgets by as much as £40m. … [Read more...] about More NHS hospitals failing to meet targets on treatment waiting times
Hearst – “a huge, huge Dylan fan” – had a series of 1960s portraits of Bob Dylan wearing a patchworked, multicoloured jacket pinned to her backstage mood board, which she called “the aesthetic, the subconscious” of her collection. The photos were the inspiration for coats constructed out of Turkish rugs which “were being thrown away by the market, because they were damaged or had holes”. (A cashmere lining solved the scratchiness issue.) Safari-style suits with softly flared trousers came in 1970s shades of olive, toffee and mustard. … [Read more...] about Gabriela Hearst’s war on waste upends the fashion process
When NHS England failed to commission PrEP, there was outrage across the HIV sector. Will Nutland, a doctor of public health and co-founder of PrEPster, a charity advocating for PrEP provision, originally thought the decision was born of a refusal to recognise the value of sex in people’s lives and the importance of sexual autonomy, not the racism and homophobia identified by Samba. He has since changed his mind. When the high court ruled that PrEP was in NHS England’s remit, the health agency put out a press release claiming the cost of PrEP would leave it unable to fund novel cystic fibrosis drugs for children – effectively pitting ill children against the deviance of LGBTQ people, in Nutland’s reading. … [Read more...] about A drug can stop HIV infection – so why isn’t it available on the NHS in England?
'SISTERLY ADVICE' In a reference to Mrs May’s first visit to Donald Trump, Labour’s “Mother of the House” Harriet Harman quipped: “Can I offer some sisterly advice? … [Read more...] about Theresa May uses final PMQs to demand Jeremy Corbyn quits too and gets standing ovation
Two years after the Department of Health promised to transfer 3,250 people from clinical environments into appropriate homes, a report by the National Audit Office (NAO) shows there were still 2,600 inpatients with learning difficulties in mental health hospitals in England. … [Read more...] about Patients ‘badly let down’ by failure to keep care pledge