Help reveal the impact of NHS underfunding

Emma Corlett, Unison steward at the Norfolk & Suffolk Mental Health Trust

“In my experience it is hard to do you job. There aren’t enough staff”
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Sophie Galloway, GP Partner in West Sussex

“There is just not enough funding and we are seeing an increasing number of patients with mental health issues in general practice. It is a large amount of the patient population and a lot of my workload as a result of there not being health services there.” Read more

Joe Ebbs, Junior Doctor

“The staff crisis is going to worsen and invariably this is going to mean increased waiting time and it’s true that levels of care will deteriorate, because you do need the human resources to deliver the care.”

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Christopher Gee, Orthopaedic Registrar

“There just isn’t the social care package available at short notice for these patients, they often end up sitting in hospital at weeks at a time, just waiting”

 
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Tony O’Sullivan, Retired Paediatrician in Lewisham

“The NHS staff are very committed to keeping the NHS going and it remains something of huge pride, but I know that a lot of services get through by people doing unpaid overtime to massive degree” Read more

Ben Jackson, Community mental health worker

“I had a service user who waited 15 hours and just got sent home. This is someone with schizophrenia, hearing voices, in major distress, just couldn’t get a service. It’s just inhumane and we need to do something about it”

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Tell us your experience of underfunding

Help explain how pressure on resources affects your job.
  • What is it like working under pressure in the NHS? What kind of compromises do you have to make? Do patients suffer as a result of lack of resources? How does it feel to work in the NHS at the moment? Are you optimistic about the future?