Reduction in training

Unions attack ‘ill-informed’ bursary reform plans

1st July 2016

Government plans to replace bursaries for student nurses and midwives with a system of loans are “ill-informed” and represent an … Read more

Health chiefs warn of ‘reckless’ cuts in student nurse funding

20th June 2016

Britain’s major health organisations have called on the government to put a stop to “reckless” plans to reform student nurse … Read more

One in eight GP practice nurse positions is vacant

17th June 2016

One in eight practice nurse places in the UK is vacant, a new survey from Pulse can reveal. Out of … Read more

Sustainability and Transformation Plans: another NHS reorganisation?

3rd June 2016

Earlier this year, new structures were announced to oversee health care in 44 areas of England. On 19 May, the … Read more

Charity nurses warn of ‘postcode lottery’ in specialist children’s care

23rd May 2016

Expert children’s nurses have highlighted wide variations in services and standards for children with complex health needs as the ground-breaking … Read more

The junior doctors’ dispute is over – but the battle against the government to save the NHS is just beginning

21st May 2016

The endgame is here. The NHS five year plan consists of massive cuts, devolution, asset and land sell-offs and closures: this is … Read more

NHS crisis: After junior doctors, now GPs vote for ballot on taking strike action

20th May 2016

GPs have voted overwhelmingly to be balloted on their willingness to take strike action, as family doctors warned that the … Read more

Plan to train NHS nurses to cover for doctors sparks alarm

17th May 2016

A plan to train nurses to stand in for doctors as a way to tackle the hospital staffing crisis has … Read more

NHS ‘needs our hope and effort’

6th May 2016

BMA council chair Mark Porter has called on doctors to unite in the face of spiralling demand, shrinking resource and … Read more

General Practice faces spiralling crisis, study shows

6th May 2016

General practice needs more investment, practical support to improve ways of working and a better understanding of what is driving … Read more