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‘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

District nurse numbers plummet leaving services under-resourced and unsafe

21st May 2019

According to a new report district nursing is significantly under-resourced, with often unsafe staffing levels, which can lead to unsafe … Read more

Nurses’ goodwill is being ‘abused’ and people need to be ‘held to account’

20th May 2019

The Royal College of Nursing has said that the Government has consistently failed to reduce the number of vacancies and … Read more

NHS England loses 6,000 mental health nurses in 10 years

19th May 2019

New figures show that the number of mental health nurses in England has slumped by more than a tenth over … Read more

Community hospital to close in face of staff shortages

17th May 2019

A major nursing shortage will mean that the City Community Hospital in Oxford will close temporarily at the end of … Read more

Theresa May warned her post-Brexit immigration strategy could close quarter of NHS services

1st May 2019

NHS executives have described Theresa May’s post-Brexit immigration strategy as the “most destructive policy proposal for NHS recruitment” amid fears … Read more

Half of NHS workers say they are too short staffed to deliver safe, dignified and compassionate care

28th January 2019

Almost half of NHS workers on the front line say there are not enough staff on their shift to ensure … Read more

Government urged to act over ‘national scandal’ of adult social care pay – as 54,000 in Yorkshire earn below Living Wage

21st January 2019

Chronic under-funding of adult social care in the North is sparking a workforce crisis, the Government was warned today, as … Read more

Too many baby deaths avoidable, report into NHS finds

13th November 2018

Full story The Guardian, 13 November 2018 Seven out of 10 stillbirths, neonatal deaths and babies brain damaged at birth … Read more