Staff Shortages

Winter crisis worsens as medical students are urged to volunteer.

14th January 2018

Full story at The Guardian 14 January 2018 Medical students are being urged to help relieve the NHS winter crisis … Read more

More EU27 staff quit as the Brexit impacts continue.

13th January 2018

Full story at The Guardian 13 January 2018 Increasing numbers of European Union-trained ambulance staff are quitting the NHS, raising … Read more

Swindon CCG applies for 20 GPs from overseas

11th January 2018

Full Story at Swindon Advertiser 11 January 2018 A GP shortfall could be partly plugged by recruits from abroad. Swindon … Read more

Row over Hunt’s plans to change NHS pay

29th November 2017

Full story in The Guardian, 28 November 2017 The government has triggered a row with NHS staff by unveiling plans to overhaul … Read more

Non-partisan debate on future of NHS requested by cross-party MPs

18th November 2017

Full story in The Guardian, 18 November 2017 Ninety MPs including several senior Tories have urged Theresa May to launch … Read more

Shepton Mallet ward closure legal challenge threat

2nd November 2017

Article from BBC news, 1 November 2017 Health campaigners are trying to raise money to mount a legal challenge to … Read more

Large number of EU nurses and midwives leaving UK since Brexit vote

2nd November 2017

Full story in the Guardian, 2 November 2017 The number of nurses and midwives coming to work in Britain from … Read more

NHS England workforce planning ‘not fit for purpose’, says report

30th October 2017

NHS England’s workforce planning is “not fit for purpose”, according to a report that found a high turnover of staff was hurting … Read more

Trust board backs chief nurse over ‘unpopular’ ward closures

24th October 2017

A nursing director has warned his trust that more wards may have to close due to a shortage of registered … Read more

While all eyes look to Brexit, our NHS is about to collapse

18th October 2017

rexit casts its shroud over everything. The no-dealers grow more wild-eyed by the day; though sterling drops, prices rise. Chris … Read more