Staff Shortages

Hospital shuts beds after CQC raises staffing ratio concerns

22nd March 2016

Southend University Hospital Foundation Trust has been forced into significant bed closures after inspectors raised concerns about staff ratios and … Read more

Health minister admits Government risks not delivering on GP recruitment goal

21st March 2016

A health minister has admitted that there is a ‘risk’ around whether the Government will achieve its commitment to find … Read more

Bliss Baby Report 2015

18th March 2016

For the first time in five years, we have heard from neonatal units, transport services and parents across the country, … Read more

RCN reaffirms danger of new role substituting nurses

18th March 2016

The Royal College of Nursing has warned that the proposed new nursing associate role must not be used as a … Read more

RCN responds to ‘nursing associate’ consultation

16th March 2016

The RCN has today published its response to Health Education England’s consultation on proposals to introduce a new nursing support … Read more

Not enough doctors for 7-day NHS, says Royal College head

15th March 2016

There are not enough doctors to run a seven-day NHS in England, according to a leading doctor. In a speech on … Read more

Hospital staffing crisis as 40% of consultant posts remain vacant

15th March 2016

Royal College of Physicians says ‘gathering storm’ of problems puts health secretary’s seven-day NHS plan at risk. Hospitals are facing … Read more

Hospitals forced to cut night cover due to staff shortages

11th March 2016

Hospitals have been forced to reduce medical cover on wards at night or reduce training for junior doctors because they … Read more

‘Stress affects almost 50% of England’s midwives’

4th March 2016

Nearly half of midwives in England suffered work-related stress in the previous 12 months, according to the latest NHS Staff … Read more

The Carter Review – Operational productivity and performance in English acute hospitals

1st March 2016

Lord Carter’s review of efficiency in hospitals suggests how large savings can be made by the NHS. The final report, Productivity … Read more