Help reveal the impact of NHS underfunding

Todd Leckie, Junior Doctor

“That’s a very difficult thing to have to deal with – when you don’t think you can deliver the care you would want your parents or your relatives to receive.”

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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

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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Claire Jones, Health visitor and Registered General Nurse

It feels really hard and it’s very depressing working with staff that are so demoralised. Most staff come into the NHS because they passionately believe in a public service. That is still there. All the staff in the NHS want to do their best for their clients. Read more

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

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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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?