Staff Shortages

Cross-party MPs request urgent non-partisan debate on future of NHS

18th November 2017

Ninety MPs including several senior Tories have urged Theresa May to launch a cross-party convention on the future of the NHS and … Read more

Legal challenge threat over Shepton Mallet ward closure

2nd November 2017

Health campaigners are trying to raise money to mount a legal challenge to the closure of community hospital’s inpatient ward. … Read more

European nurses and midwives leaving UK in droves since Brexit vote

2nd November 2017

The number of nurses and midwives coming to work in Britain from Europe has plunged by 89% since the UK … Read more

Brexit: Number of EU and UK nurses leaving NHS since referendum surges

2nd November 2017

An “alarming” new report has shown both EU and UK nurses increasingly quitting the NHS, fuelling the first drop in staff numbers … Read more

NHS England workforce planning ‘not fit for purpose’, says report

30th October 2017

NHS England’s workforce planning is “not fit for purpose”, according to a report that found a high turnover of staff was hurting … Read more

Trust board backs chief nurse over ‘unpopular’ ward closures

24th October 2017

A nursing director has warned his trust that more wards may have to close due to a shortage of registered … Read more

While all eyes look to Brexit, our NHS is about to collapse

18th October 2017

rexit casts its shroud over everything. The no-dealers grow more wild-eyed by the day; though sterling drops, prices rise. Chris … Read more

Babies missing out on basic checks as number of health visitors plunges

18th October 2017

Babies are missing out on basic checks as a result of plunging numbers of health visitors, Labour has claimed. New … Read more

Jeremy Hunt admits false claims over mental health

11th October 2017

The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has been forced to re-write parliamentary records after making a false claim about mental health. … Read more

GPs losing sleep over patient safety fears, says head of profession

9th October 2017

Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard, chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, says colleagues are left anxious by overwork and exhaustion … Read more