Staff Shortages

‘Enough is enough’: nurses protest against pay cap outside Westminster

6th September 2017

Nurses have expressed their anger over the public sector pay cap in a protest outside parliament, warning the government they … Read more

Is it any wonder the NHS is struggling to recruit homegrown GPs when their job has been reduced to little more than delivering bad news?

4th September 2017

As the NHS launches a £100m drive to recruit foreign GPs, it’s hard to know what to think. Perhaps we should feel … Read more

GPs quit NHS in England at rate of 400 a month

4th September 2017

Family doctors have been leaving the National Health Service at a rate of more than 400 a month, threatening the government’s … Read more

NHS pursuing foreign GPs with £100m recruitment drive

1st September 2017

The NHS will pay agencies up to £100 million to recruit GPs from abroad in a bid to increase staffing … Read more

Practice closes after losing half of its GP partners

24th August 2017

A practice in Doncaster has announced plans to close one of its branch surgeries ‘as early as possible’ when the … Read more

Thames Valley has highest number of NHS vacancies in the country

18th August 2017

At least one in 25 NHS jobs in Thames Valley is unfilled – the highest figure in the country. New … Read more

A third of GP trainees do not intend to work in NHS after qualifying

17th August 2017

GP leaders described the findings as ‘incredibly concerning’, warning they could have ‘disastrous’ consequences for the NHS. Published in BMJ … Read more

Revealed: ‘Distress’ as over 1,000 neurology patients left waiting

9th August 2017

More than 1,000 patients have been left waiting for follow up appointments because of capacity problems at a struggling specialist … Read more

NHS maternity wards in England forced to close 382 times last year

8th August 2017

Maternity wards in England were forced to close their doors 382 times in 2016, according to new figures that have … Read more

Grantham A&E unit’s night closure policy to remain

7th August 2017

A decision to close a hospital accident and emergency unit overnight has been backed by the government. United Lincolnshire Hospitals … Read more