Increase in NHS mental health patients treated privately

  • May 4th, 2017
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Mental health Trusts across the UK are becoming increasingly dependable on private hospitals to deliver care to patients. Over five years the NHS spending on private mental health beds went up by 42%. There is a chronic shortage of beds in NHS hospitals, which often means that some patients are placed in private units that […]

Could 10,000 free private school places be offered for low-income pupils?

  • December 20th, 2016
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Up to 10,000 free private school places could be offered to low-income families in England. The Independent Schools Council (ISC), which represents 1,200 private schools, says it can provide the 10,000 places if the government pays £5,550 for each pupils – the figure the state system allocates for each child. The scheme would test some […]