Staff Shortages

Robots can’t solve the crisis in the NHS – we still need workers with empathy

11th February 2017

Images of trolleys laden with suffering people in corridors, old people hooked up to drips on beds in cupboards – not … Read more

Analysis: A&E performance sinks to record low

9th February 2017

Accident and emergency performance for December in England has sunk to its lowest level since the data started being collected … Read more

NHS Health Check: Nine in 10 hospitals ‘overcrowded’ this winter

6th February 2017

The number of patients on hospital wards in England has been at unsafe levels at nine out of 10 NHS … Read more

Doctor shortage left 4m patients without cover last year

3rd February 2017

At least 4 million people were left without access to an out-of-hours doctor at some point last year because of … Read more

One in ten areas left without GP out-of-hours cover

3rd February 2017

Out-of-hours GP services are on a knife edge, with providers covering some four million patients admitting they have had overnight … Read more

Trust to take back 1,500 staff after halting £200m private contract

1st February 2017

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust will terminate a five year, £200m estates and facilities contract with Carillion by 1 April. The … Read more

Warning of cuts to family doctors in NHS overhaul

31st January 2017

GP leaders have warned that local health chiefs are exploiting plans to overhaul the NHS in order to slash the … Read more

Chief nurse says she will ‘step up efforts’ to increase staffing

31st January 2017

NHS Improvement was aware of a significant decline in nurse staffing performance across English hospitals and its nursing director has … Read more

MPs to debate freeze on nurse pay rises today

30th January 2017

MPs are to debate the 1% freeze on nurse pay rises later today, following successful petitioning by campaigners. A petition … Read more

NHS intensive care ‘at its limits’ because of staff shortages

29th January 2017

The NHS’s network of intensive care units is “at its limits” because they are overwhelmed by staff shortages and the … Read more