Staff Shortages

NHS maternity wards in England forced to close 382 times last year

8th August 2017

Maternity wards in England were forced to close their doors 382 times in 2016, according to new figures that have … Read more

Grantham A&E unit’s night closure policy to remain

7th August 2017

A decision to close a hospital accident and emergency unit overnight has been backed by the government. United Lincolnshire Hospitals … Read more

NHS England ‘urgently needs 2,200 more A&E consultants’

21st July 2017

Hospitals are being urged to urgently more than double the number of consultants on duty in A&E units in order … Read more

What is being done to tackle the NHS workforce crisis?

18th July 2017

Concerns about the health and social care workforce are at an all-time high due, in part, to the impact of … Read more

NHS staff shortages to blame for big rise in cancelled operations on children and young people, Labour warns

17th July 2017

Operations on children and young people are being cancelled in huge numbers as NHS staff shortages bite, Labour reveals today. … Read more

NHS faces staff crisis as student nurse applications plummet after Tories scrapped their grants

13th July 2017

Nursing leaders today warn the NHS faces a staffing crisis after figures showed a sharp fall in applications for training … Read more

Training survey exposes rota-gap dangers

7th July 2017

The ‘serious’ threat posed by gaps in junior doctors’ work rotas has been laid bare by a national training survey. … Read more

Junior doctors crashing after exhausting hospital night shifts

7th July 2017

Junior doctors are so sleep deprived that more than half have suffered a road accident or near miss while driving … Read more

More nurses and midwives leaving UK profession than joining, figures reveal

3rd July 2017

More midwives and nurses are leaving the profession in the UK than joining for the first time on record, with … Read more

NHS staffing agency moves towards privatisation

28th June 2017

The government is pressing ahead with the sale of NHS Professionals, the state-owned agency that manages more than 90,000 doctors, … Read more