Staff Shortages

Two in five NHS staff have felt unwell due to stress at work, survey finds

19th February 2020

A survey by the Doctors’ Association UK has shown that over 40% of staff reported feeling unwell due to work-related … Read more

Staffing shortages in NHS stroke units putting lives at risk

18th January 2020

New data reported by The Independent shows that stroke wards in hospitals across the country are severely short-staffed; experts warn … Read more

Hospitals deploy ‘corridor nurses’ to look after queues of patients

15th January 2020

Experts are warning that the “often unsafe” practice of nursing patients on corridors is now becoming more prevalent, reports Nursing … Read more

Hospitals forced to redeploy nurses to care for patients in corridors

13th January 2020

The Guardian reports that hospitals are having to redeploy nurses from wards to look after queues of patients in corridors … Read more

Trainees tell HEE inspectors that they feel “overwhelmed, unsafe and were being asked to work beyond their abilities”

8th January 2020

A Health Education England (HEE) report on the Isle of Wight Trust obtained by the HSJ via a freedom of … Read more

The NHS staffing crisis is about the expanding knowledge gap – Alison Leary

17th December 2019

Alison Leary, professor of healthcare and workforce modelling at London South Bank University, writes about the current workforce crisis in … Read more

Dear Boris Johnson, you failed this patient and your negligence contributed to his death

12th December 2019

A junior doctor at the Worces­tershire Royal Hospital writes an open letter to Boris Johnson, published in The Daily Mirror. … Read more

NHS staff shortages will include radiographers

10th December 2019

Academics are warning that radiography and nursing degree courses may be at risk of closure as they struggle to attract … Read more

One in four workers in NHS Hospitals are born outside the UK

4th December 2019

The departure of migrant workers from the NHS could have devastating consequences for health and social care services. Data from … Read more

Leaked NHS document reveals government plan to rely on nursing associates

3rd December 2019

A NHS document leaked to the Health Service Journal and The Independent reveals government plans to use cheaper and unqualified … Read more