Urgent: Look after our NHS
NHS staff are working harder than ever, but too many patients are waiting longer and getting a poor service. Experienced staff say it’s the worst situation they have seen. Our NHS is not yet broken, but it has been put under huge pressure. Underfunding, lack of staff and cuts are causing great harm, but we can help by joining together to get the NHS the funding it needs – please support the campaign.
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How do staff feel about underfunding?
“We’ve cut the number of district nurses. We’ve lost all our community matrons”
Louise Irvine, General Practitioner
“There is just not enough funding and we are seeing an increasing number of patients with mental health issues in general practice”
Sophie Galloway, GP Partner in West Sussex
“Midwives are increasingly stressed, increasingly frustrated, because when you love your job you want to do it properly”
Professor Cathy Warwick, Royal College of Midwives
“It feels really hard and it’s very depressing working with staff that are so demoralised”
Claire Jones, Health visitor and Registered General Nurse
“In my experience it is hard to do your job. There aren’t enough staff”
Emma Corlett, Unison steward at the Norfolk & Suffolk Mental Health Trust
“At the moment I’ve got 6 trained staff leaving the unit so that’s 6 trained nurses leaving at once”
Christine Jefferies, Registered General Nurse