Staff Shortages

‘Costs of agency staff are spiraling out of control say midwives’

25th January 2016

NHS trusts in England pay almost fifty pounds per hour for agency midwives when the normal rate of pay for … Read more

Diabetes care ‘varies hugely’ across England

23rd January 2016

There is an “unduly healthy picture” of the care patients receive for the condition, according to a new report. The Department … Read more

NICE leak: A&Es could be understaffed ‘half of the time’

20th January 2016

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence document, reproduced by HSJ today, suggested A&E departments needed to build a … Read more

Number of mental health nurses falls 10%

16th January 2016

The number of specialist mental health nurses has fallen more than 10% over the past five years, the Guardian has … Read more

Nurse shortage sparks fears of NHS winter crisis

22nd December 2015

Nine out of 10 hospitals in England are reporting dangerous shortages of nurses with staff worried services could be “tipped … Read more

‘Cuts to student midwife bursaries detrimental to the profession says RCM’

26th November 2015

Student midwives and nurses are to stop receiving bursaries under a new cost cutting measure announced today by Chancellor George … Read more

Staff shortages common theme across NHS, warns CQC

15th October 2015

Staffing shortfalls have been identified as a key factor affecting patient safety in hospitals and care homes, according to a … Read more

Maternity services overworked, understaffed and struggling to cope shows senior midwives survey

14th October 2015

Maternity unit closures, budget and training cuts and reduced services are among the issues highlighted by a survey of UK … Read more

Creating a Sustainable 21st Century Healthcare System

17th September 2015

There is now widespread agreement that all societies are facing the twin challenge of limited resources and an ageing population. … Read more

Doubts linger over Jeremy Hunt’s pledge for 5,000 new GPs

24th June 2015

Health secretary seemed hesitant to fully commit to Conservative’s pre-election promise in two recent speeches Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has … Read more