Staff Shortages

Halting of NICE safe staffing guidance programme sparked nurse safety concerns

26th April 2016

The suspension of safe staffing guidance produced by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has left almost three … Read more

Pushing the call button on unsafe staffing: who will come to our aid?

25th April 2016

The April 2016 report on UNISON’s staff survey which was carried on a normal day in February, showed once again … Read more

Too few staff means increased risk to patients, says UNISON

25th April 2016

Safe staffing levels across the NHS have worsened significantly in the last year, according to UNISON’s UK-wide annual survey of … Read more

LMCs declare ‘state of emergency’ amid chronic shortage of GPs

20th April 2016

London GP leaders have declared a ‘state of emergency’ amid a chronic shortage of GPs, as a third of GP … Read more

One third of practices considering handing back their contract in one area

20th April 2016

General practice in Essex is on the brink of collapse, the LMC has warned, after finding that almost one third … Read more

GP appointment waiting times crisis revealed in Labour research

18th April 2016

The number of people having to wait at least a week to see their GP rose by 500,000 last year, … Read more

Transplants axed and wards closed amid trust’s nurse shortage

18th April 2016

Liver transplant operations at one of the country’s flagship teaching hospitals have been cancelled because of a shortage of critical … Read more

Severe transport deficiencies for sick babies

14th April 2016

Transport services for the sickest babies is severely under-resourced according to new research from charity Bliss. The premature and sick … Read more

Trust forced to downgrade A&E after locum doctor crisis

14th April 2016

A teaching hospital has been forced to downgrade one of its two accident and emergency departments after a crisis in … Read more

NHS looks to India for GPs in attempt to make up shortfall

9th April 2016

The NHS is looking at recruiting GPs from India in an attempt to tackle the serious shortage of family doctors. … Read more