Staff Shortages

GP workforce declines by over 400 in just three months

30th March 2017

The number of full-time equivalent GPs dropped by 1.3% in the last three months of 2016, new workforce figures reveal. … Read more

Constant restructuring of NHS is demoralising staff, survey finds

20th March 2017

The number of NHS reorganisations in recent years is a key reason for the health service’s struggle to retain staff, … Read more

‘Army-style’ training proposal will not redress recruitment crisis, says BMA

15th March 2017

Proposals to train more doctors – and tie them to the NHS for more than four years after graduation – … Read more

Concerns raised over NHS merger for health services

8th March 2017

Jim Thakoordin, an elected member to the council of governors at the hospital, has raised his concerns about the plan … Read more

What impact will Brexit have on nursing?

28th February 2017

The NHS faces a major shortfall in nurses – and the EU referendum result threatens to derail supply further. The … Read more

NHS loses 9% of public health nurses in a year, triggering fresh workforce warnings

17th February 2017

The number of health visitors working in the NHS in England has fallen by almost 9% in the space of … Read more

Maternity units across England facing the axe under plans to transform NHS care

16th February 2017

Eleven maternity and neonatal units across England are reportedly facing either being axed or merged under plans to transform obstetrics … Read more

Tens of thousands of new mothers can’t reach a midwife, study finds

14th February 2017

Tens of thousands of new mothers a year are seeking help at an A&E unit or GP surgery because they … Read more

Robots can’t solve the crisis in the NHS – we still need workers with empathy

11th February 2017

Images of trolleys laden with suffering people in corridors, old people hooked up to drips on beds in cupboards – not … Read more

Analysis: A&E performance sinks to record low

9th February 2017

Accident and emergency performance for December in England has sunk to its lowest level since the data started being collected … Read more