Reduction in training

BMA survey finds most UK medical students struggle to afford essentials

23rd August 2022

A survey by the BMA has found that six in 10 medical students report cutting their spending on essentials such … Read more

Midwives receiving less training in key areas of safety and equality, new report warns

23rd November 2021

A report from the charity Baby Lifeline, says that across England midwives are still not receiving enough essential safety training with … Read more

Patient safety could be threatened by plans to ‘water down’ training for nurses

9th August 2021

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has Plans is pressing ahead with plans to simplify specialist nurse training across the UK … Read more

GP practices could close or reduce services this winter as pressures mount, warn LMCs

3rd August 2021

Pulse reports that GP leaders warn that surgeries face the ‘very real prospect’ of having to close temporarily or permanently … Read more

‘Corridor nursing’ becoming the new norm in A&Es

26th February 2020

A&E units are so crowded that patients are being attended to in hospital corridors, leading to the possibility that they … Read more

Immigration plan: No visas for low-skilled workers, the government says

19th February 2020

Under the plan, low-skilled workers would not get visas under post- Brexit immigration rules. The government wants employers would “move … Read more

Dear Boris Johnson, you failed this patient and your negligence contributed to his death

12th December 2019

A junior doctor at the Worces­tershire Royal Hospital writes an open letter to Boris Johnson, published in The Daily Mirror. … Read more

BMA demands safe-staffing legislation for all sections of the NHS

7th November 2019

The BMA has published its election manifesto, which includes a demand for legislation that covers all sections of the NHS, … Read more

‘I feel like my hands are tied’ – Health visitor lifts lid on struggling profession as workforce dwindles

8th July 2019

Health visiting is understaffed and struggling to cope with demand due to massive funding cuts and dwindling staff numbers, according … Read more

Short termism is a threat to the NHS – Anita Charlesworth

28th June 2019

“The £20bn cash injection for the NHS in England is ring-fenced for front-line health services, which is mainly the wage … Read more