Reduction in training

‘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

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