Staff Shortages

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

“Findings about staffing levels are not new but are still unheard”

26th February 2016

This month saw the publication of our latest research on nurse staffing levels in the BMJ Open. In most respects, the … Read more

NHS staff survey: more staff working extra hours

24th February 2016

The percentage of NHS staff reporting that they are working extra hours has reached a five year high according to … Read more

College of Podiatry – Lobby MP’s to discuss the withdrawal of NHS bursaries

22nd February 2016

College of Podiatry urge members to lobby MPs regarding the withdrawal of NHS bursaries. ‘We are extremely concerned about the … Read more

Thousands of trained learning disability carers needed

22nd February 2016

At least 10,000 extra staff will need to be recruited and trained if plans to move people with learning disabilities … Read more

One in three GPs predict closure by 2020 unless seven-day plans are scrapped

20th February 2016

A third of GPs believe that their practice will stop providing services to patients by 2020, according to new research. … Read more

Out-of-hours provider forced to rely on one GP for 850,000 patients overnight

19th February 2016

An out-of-hours provider in Norfolk has admitted GP shortages have forced it to run services with only one GP for … Read more