PHSO’s review of its use of clinical advice

We examine the results of PHSO's review of how it uses clinical evidence when investigating complaints. Read more

NHS Access Standards, aka waiting times targets – what’s going on?

Our survey of patients told us that waiting times targets are well supported, but that there is some, qualified, support for change. Read more

NHS England consults on legislation – what do patients think?

NHS England is proposing to review and update the legislation that underpins the NHS - so what will the changes mean, and what do patients think of them? We ask for views. Read more

Response to the long term plan for the NHS

Our analysis of the long term plan for the NHS finds that while the plan has many strengths, the difficult wider context and lack of strategic approach by the Government present barriers to its success. Read more

Analysis: PHSO and possible future regulatory powers

Our analysis of PHSO's intention to seek regulatory powers, following an independent review of its value for money. Read more

Our recommendations for the NHS’s new long-term plan

We have now made our formal submission to NHS England in response to its consultation on the new Ten Year Plan for the NHS. Read more

‘Evidence based interventions’ – good housekeeping, or barriers to treatment?

As with earlier guidelines, while we acknowledge the need to ensure NHS funds are spent wisely, we are concerned that the end result will be to shut some patients off from treatments that would be beneficial. Read more

The NHS at 70

Celebrating the NHS and looking at the challenges it faces Read more

The Patients Association supporting celebrations of the NHS at 70 at Health+Care 2018

Lisa Thomlinson, Programme Editor of the Health Plus Care conference, explains why the event organisers selected the Patients Association as this year’s official charity partner Read more

Analysis of the Prime Minister's NHS funding announcement

What the Prime Minister's funding announcement is likely to mean for the NHS, and for patients. Read more

Our live Q&A: Your care, your choice

Watch as our helpline adviser Kevin answers your health and social care related questions. Read more

Reorganising the NHS: why all may not be as it seems

We unpick some of the controversial changes taking place in the NHS - and it's more complex than you may think. Read more