Staff Shortages

Average wait for GP in the UK is over 2 weeks according to survey

12th August 2019

Pulse found that the average time patients in the UK wait for a GP appointment is 15 days – over … Read more

12th August 2019

Thirty per cent of full-time workers are dissatisfied with GP waiting times compared to 22% of unemployed people – these … Read more

Macmillan points out ‘worrying’ failure to increase cancer survival in England

12th August 2019

In 2017, approximately 45,800 women and 320 men were diagnosed with breast cancer; 41,200 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer … Read more

Oxford University Hospitals trust in ‘crisis’ as bed occupancy reaches 100 per cent

8th August 2019

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) performance report revealed that John Radcliffe (JR), Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Churchill Hospital and … Read more

Equivalent of one NHS midwife hired per week within the past year

30th July 2019

Figures reveal that only 51 full-time NHS midwives have been hired within the past year. Head of Health and Social … Read more

Over 4,000 more mental health nurses needed in the next five years

29th July 2019

A report has revealed that an additional 4,230 mental health nurses are needed to ensure the Government can deliver the … Read more

RCN boss delivers stark warning to the new Prime Minister

26th July 2019

The head of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), Dame Donna Kinnair, has written to the new Prime Minister, Boris … 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

£20.6billion NHS funding increase does not guarantee long-term plan success warns Health Foundation

20th June 2019

A report by the Health Foundation points out that the £20.6 billion increase for NHS funding does not guarantee the … Read more

Nurses being priced out of homes built on sold-off NHS land, study reveals

3rd June 2019

Nurses are being priced out of homes built on land the NHS has sold off, a study reveals. Out of … Read more