Press Summary: 27 May 2016

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The following stories were selected from those sent as daily alerts under the search term ‘NHS’, and ‘Keep Our NHS Public’ from the Google alerts service. Please send any comments to Alan: [email protected]

19 May

Hunt says junior doctor deal with pave way for 7 day NHS


[12 more stories]

20 May

Deficit caused by chronic under-staffing



NHS chiefs forced to ‘cook books’ to hide true deficit figures



Gove: Immigrant influx will make NHS sustainable



Patients could suffer because of deficit



GPS warn NHS England over sudden loss of GP services



Two-thirds of areas report decline in NHS quality



23 May

£10 billion NHS deficit by 2020



24 May

CQC scaling back inspections after budget cuts



25 May

Nursing bursary cut ‘may worsen NHS staff shortages’

Masterful under-statement by the BBC…:


26 May

Delay in discharging older patients costs NHS £280 million a year



Similar story in the Yorkshire Post (local)


Yet the Express pitches exactly the same story as ‘is the NHS wasting YOUR money’

If ever there was an example of the privatization agenda driving a news story, this is it:


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