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NHS Funding – Increasing NHS funding

A key feature of the privatisation process has been the severe budget cuts to the NHS. These have been labelled as ‘efficiency savings’, but have actually been a freezing of the level of spending since 2010. No allowance has been made for rising costs, such as an increase in the UK population of 4 million people since 2008. The cuts, …

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Home birth report welcomed but maternity closures and midwife shortage pose risks to mums

Jessica Ormerod, maternity spokesperson for the National Health Action Party, welcomes the findings from NICE that 45% of women would be safer giving birth at home or in a midwifery-led unit but is concerned at maternity closures and midwife shortages: “This research proves what women have long been calling for: a less medicalised birth environment. However, the statement from NICE …

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