Reduction in training

Trust blames ‘bad behaviour’ of neighbouring providers for staff shortage

6th May 2016

A financially stricken foundation trust has blamed “bad behaviour” of neighbouring trusts breaking agency spending caps for its staff shortages. … Read more

Government announcements threaten to have a profound effect on nursing, writes Janet Davies.

5th May 2016

We are at a crossroads. Three recent Government announcements threaten to have a profound effect on nursing for years to … Read more

Scrapping NHS bursaries will cause NHS workforce crisis says Unite

4th May 2016

Unite, the UK’s biggest union, is today (Wednesday 4 May) calling on the government to scrap plans to replace NHS … Read more

“Let’s fight for our future colleagues”

4th May 2016

The hot topic at this year’s Annual Delegates Conference was the government’s controversial decision to scrap student bursaries in favour … Read more

BMA leader: Ministers are trying to undermine trust in doctors

3rd May 2016

BMA chair Dr Mark Porter has claimed ministers are trying to undermine trust in doctors and are ‘squandering the morale of … Read more

RCN calls for halt to ‘risky’ student funding plans

29th April 2016

The College is concerned about the impact of government proposals on the future education and supply of nurses. Following the … Read more

NHS England pushes on with CRG cuts despite charities’ concerns

28th April 2016

NHS England has pushed ahead with its plans to cut the number of clinical reference groups, despite warnings from patient … Read more

One third of practices considering handing back their contract in one area

20th April 2016

General practice in Essex is on the brink of collapse, the LMC has warned, after finding that almost one third … Read more

Transplants axed and wards closed amid trust’s nurse shortage

18th April 2016

Liver transplant operations at one of the country’s flagship teaching hospitals have been cancelled because of a shortage of critical … Read more

Cutting physiotherapy services a false economy, says CSP

5th April 2016

Proposals by CCGs covering Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country to restrict access to physiotherapy could drive up costs for … Read more