Staff Shortages

NHS staff told not to tweet about ‘political issues like lack of PPE’

18th April 2020

The East Anglian Daily Times reports that staff at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust were told not to … Read more

Lives of NHS staff on the line without vital protection kit

14th April 2020

The Mirror has  launched a campaign demanding ministers urgently provide the gowns, masks, visors and gloves staff on the front … Read more

Healthcare workers scared of working through the pandemic

6th April 2020

Nursing Notes reports on the nearly 100 emails it has received over past days from staff worried about their families, … Read more

NHS trusts begin to cancel annual leave

30th March 2020

Nursing Notes reports that NHS trusts across the country are starting to cancel the planned leave of front-line healthcare workers. … Read more

Pressure to provide equipment grows after two UK doctors die

30th March 2020

Pressure is intensifying on ministers to accelerate the supply of protective equipment, according to the Guardian, following the deaths of … Read more

Seriously ill patients spending hours on trolleys

26th February 2020

The most seriously ill patients are left waiting for hours in corridors or trolleys as the NHS struggles to find … Read more

‘Corridor nursing’ becoming the new norm in A&Es

26th February 2020

A&E units are so crowded that patients are being attended to in hospital corridors, leading to the possibility that they … Read more

Government’s new immigration plan denounced as ‘absolute disaster’ for care sector

20th February 2020

The Independent reports that experts, health leaders, and trade unions have rounded on the government’s new immigration policy warning it … Read more

HSJ reports leak that reveals government fears over 50,000 nurses plan

20th February 2020

HSJ has revealed that senior government officials are challenging NHS England’s plans for boosting retention to deliver the prime minister’s … Read more

Immigration plan: No visas for low-skilled workers, the government says

19th February 2020

Under the plan, low-skilled workers would not get visas under post- Brexit immigration rules. The government wants employers would “move … Read more