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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

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