The government is treating nurses like "airline cabin crew" and is undermining nurses' efforts to care for their patients with compassion, a university professor has said.
New figures have shown that the NHS spent ?350 million on external management consultants in the last financial year.
Consumer group Which? have found that 70% of people who used an NHS car park in the last two years found that the experience made their visit stressful.
Nurses are being told not to call older patients "dearie" or "love" as they are deemed as offensive under new guidelines from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Nurses have been told to use patients' preferred names and should speak "courteously and respectfully" to ensure dignity in care according to the NMC recommendations.
Firefighters have warned that strike action will be inevitable if planned changes to their pensions go ahead. Do you think they are right to be unhappy with the proposed changes? As an emergency service, should they be allowed to strike?
Midwives are sometimes caring for three women in labour at the same time, and are "overworked and overstretched", according to the Royal College of Midwives.
They said that there are vacancies for midwives in every part of the country despite a 16 per cent rise in birth rates since 2001.