Staff Shortages

What impact will Brexit have on the health and social care workforce?

12th May 2017

The UK’s departure from the EU could affect a number of issues including cross-border patient entitlements; the regulation and supply … Read more

NHS pay cap ‘must be lifted’

8th May 2017

The pay cap on NHS staff must be lifted because it puts patient safety at risk, NHS bosses say. NHS … Read more

Are there 6,700 fewer mental health staff?

7th May 2017

The claim: At least 6,700 mental health nurses and doctors have been cut from the NHS in England since 2010. … Read more

Medics warn of workforce crisis as 94% report staffing issues

5th May 2017

Nearly 94% of acute medics today reported regular problems in their units with having a full quota of staff, deepening … Read more

Nurses will see their pay ‘cut by 12% over a decade’

29th April 2017

NHS workers will have had their pay cut by 12% by the end of the decade because of a government-imposed … Read more

GP workforce declines by over 400 in just three months

30th March 2017

The number of full-time equivalent GPs dropped by 1.3% in the last three months of 2016, new workforce figures reveal. … Read more

Constant restructuring of NHS is demoralising staff, survey finds

20th March 2017

The number of NHS reorganisations in recent years is a key reason for the health service’s struggle to retain staff, … Read more

‘Army-style’ training proposal will not redress recruitment crisis, says BMA

15th March 2017

Proposals to train more doctors – and tie them to the NHS for more than four years after graduation – … Read more

Concerns raised over NHS merger for health services

8th March 2017

Jim Thakoordin, an elected member to the council of governors at the hospital, has raised his concerns about the plan … Read more

What impact will Brexit have on nursing?

28th February 2017

The NHS faces a major shortfall in nurses – and the EU referendum result threatens to derail supply further. The … Read more