Staff Shortages

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

NHS staff quitting due to burnout and bullying, report says

3rd June 2019

NHS staff are quitting because they are stressed and burned out from heavy workloads, having too little time with patients … Read more

Cuts may leave NHS short of 70,000 nurses, leaked report warns

26th May 2019

The NHS could be short of almost 70,000 nurses within five years, according to a leaked copy of the government’s long-awaited plan … Read more

District nurse numbers plummet leaving services under-resourced and unsafe

21st May 2019

According to a new report district nursing is significantly under-resourced, with often unsafe staffing levels, which can lead to unsafe … Read more

Nurses’ goodwill is being ‘abused’ and people need to be ‘held to account’

20th May 2019

The Royal College of Nursing has said that the Government has consistently failed to reduce the number of vacancies and … Read more

NHS England loses 6,000 mental health nurses in 10 years

19th May 2019

New figures show that the number of mental health nurses in England has slumped by more than a tenth over … Read more

Community hospital to close in face of staff shortages

17th May 2019

A major nursing shortage will mean that the City Community Hospital in Oxford will close temporarily at the end of … Read more

NHS staff shortage: How many doctors and nurses come from abroad?

13th May 2019

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) will soon begin a major campaign to recruit health workers from other countries to … Read more