There used to be a drop in service to 'weigh and stay' with your baby at my local health centre, this was a key service for so many new mums and an actual life line for me. This has now been cut. Quietly.
I started work in the NHS in 1978 and the situation now is the worst I've ever seen, the Tories have turned healthcare into a business not a service and have effectively destroyed the NHS.
I have worked in the NHS for 30 years. I am heartbroken at the deliberate destruction of our first class health care system. What makes me so angry is the Government's lies.
I am an NHS midwife. I'm passionate about the NHS and passionate about giving good women-centred care. The birth centre I work in has been closed for over two weeks because the hospital needs our beds and our space for other patients.
I am a psychiatrist. I have worked as a doctor in the NHS for 5 years now. I have only witnessed significant cuts in every single department and hospital I have worked in. I have only witnessed staff feeling increasingly dismayed by each change that occurs.
In my ambulance trust it has become the norm to hear frustrated dispatchers put out radio calls for emergencies with "nothing to send". This will typically happen several times a day, every day. This is the rule, not the exception.
I work in the emergency department and am forced to assess patients in corridors and store cupboards. The resuscitation area is frequently over capacity and patient care as a result compromised. All because the hospital is beyond full
About a decade ago the NHS saved and extended my father's life for many more years. I have seen the current reality of the hospital he was treated at so brilliantly, and they are almost at the point of breaking. We need more funding, not more rhetoric.
My daughter is starving herself, but she is 'not skinny enough' to meet the very limiting criteria for medical intervention. There is little or no help for her so we struggle EVERY DAY to keep her safe. What kind of medical help says you're not ill enough? An underfunded, overstretched system is what.
I'm one of the people who's surgery has been cancelled last minute. It might be elective surgery, but I'm in 24hr a day pain and been waiting since August. What's another couple of months?
I'm a doctor working on a surgical emergency unit, there have been several times in the last few months we've had to close our doors because of a lack of beds. It's hard to emphasise how awful this feels sending unwell patients away because of capacity issues.
My elderly mother is waiting to have an angiogram procedure because she needs an aortic valve replacement, her condition is quite severe. The angiogram has been cancelled twice in the last two months because of lack of beds or staff. This has been distressing for my mother.
I had a baby prematurely, the care received in NICU was outstanding, but there are only 3 neonatal transfer ambulances in the whole of the East of England! And they are St. Jonhs funded! They need so many more
I used to work in the NHS in a team that evaluated the time clinical staff spent doing different tasks every day. Due to the HUGE cuts to admin support to save money, nurses and doctors were having to chose between delivering the vital care they wanted/needed to do, and doing their own admin to stay within safe practice.
I work in mental health crisis care. Every day I met people who are suffering unnecessarily as support is withdrawn prematurely due to the massive demands placed on chronically underfunded and overstretched services.
I'm a student nurse currently in my second year of training. Over the course of my training so far I've been amazed by the compassion displayed by individuals working for the NHS, but sadly due to such a chronic shortage of beds and qualified nurses these individuals are constantly struggling to deliver the quality of care their patients deserve.
I'm a mental health therapist working in the south of England. We routinely admit patients from several hundred miles away and even Scotland and Wales because there aren't enough beds and and community teams are massively overburdened.
I am a adult care social worker. We are constantly being forced to leave vulnerable older people in hospital because there is no social work provision in the community. Social care is at breaking point and it's damaging the NHS as well.
My daughter is in a mental health facility and I know how much they are struggling to care on limited funds.
I'm a doctor in the NHS. The Government's cuts are doing untold damage to the NHS as it desperately needs funding. I'm worried about the continuing viability of the service and in particular for the sick and vulnerable who will come to harm because of poor funding.
We are all so stretched and demoralised. The huge increase in demand placed on the NHS because of the ageing population and Social Care Cuts has really placed us at breaking point. All the hardworking staff of the NHS want is to treat all our patients competently, compassionately and equally.
I am an NHS community nurse. I find it very difficult to know how to give honest answers as to why the care people expect is not available. I am no longer able to work the number of hours of unpaid overtime needed in order to look after people properly
I am a community psychiatric nurse and see how the underfunding has affected my patients. I have a larger caseload and with the chronic bed shortage I am caring for people who are discharged too soon from hospital.
I work for the NHS and have for 20 years. Seeing the cuts and the effect on patients are staff makes me angry and sad every day. It's looks like a deliberate attempt to run the institution down.
The NHS was there when I needed it and the treatment I received was superb. At the same time, it was obvious that the wonderful medical staff were stretched to the limit - they often looked exhausted and were clearly working flat out.
I watch my partner come home from work white with tiredness, it's on the good will off NHS staff that our hospitals are still open.