Reduction in training

Doctor shortage may see maternity unit downgraded

17th August 2016

A shortage of doctors may lead to an Oxfordshire maternity unit being downgraded next month. Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust, … Read more

Nursing journal editors call on PM to reverse bursary cut

11th August 2016

The editors of three of the country’s leading nursing journals, including Nursing Times, have written to the prime minister calling … Read more

Hospital A&E wards ‘in crisis over shortage of emergency doctors’

10th August 2016

Hospital accident and emergency wards are in crisis as the supply of doctors fails to keep pace with demand for … Read more

National nursing shortage could continue beyond 2020

8th August 2016

The shortage of nurses across England will continue beyond the turn of the next decade if provider trusts fail to … Read more

More than one in twenty GP contracts terminated in three years as closures accelerate

5th August 2016

More than one in 20 GP practice contracts in England have been terminated since 2013, official data obtained by GPonline … Read more

Hundreds of adult nurse training places expected to be left unfilled

5th August 2016

Universities have recruited “significantly less” numbers of students to adult nurse training places than was planned in recent months, which … Read more

NHS reform: Why sustainability transformation plans could be dangerous

2nd August 2016

Across England, 44 ‘footprint’ areas are drawing up sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) for the NHS in their region. But … Read more

Bursaries for student nurses will end in 2017, government confirms

21st July 2016

The government has confirmed plans to end bursaries for student nurses and midwives from next year, sparking anger across the … Read more

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