Staff Shortages

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…

NHS Health Check: Nine in 10 hospitals ‘overcrowded’ this winter

6th February 2017

The number of patients on hospital wards in England has been at unsafe levels at nine out of 10 NHS … Read more…

Doctor shortage left 4m patients without cover last year

3rd February 2017

At least 4 million people were left without access to an out-of-hours doctor at some point last year because of … Read more…

One in ten areas left without GP out-of-hours cover

3rd February 2017

Out-of-hours GP services are on a knife edge, with providers covering some four million patients admitting they have had overnight … Read more…

Trust to take back 1,500 staff after halting £200m private contract

1st February 2017

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust will terminate a five year, £200m estates and facilities contract with Carillion by 1 April. The … Read more…

Warning of cuts to family doctors in NHS overhaul

31st January 2017

GP leaders have warned that local health chiefs are exploiting plans to overhaul the NHS in order to slash the … Read more…

Chief nurse says she will ‘step up efforts’ to increase staffing

31st January 2017

NHS Improvement was aware of a significant decline in nurse staffing performance across English hospitals and its nursing director has … Read more…