Articles on deskilling the workforce

More EU27 staff quit as the Brexit impacts continue.

By NHS Support Federation | 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

GPs losing sleep over patient safety fears, says head of profession

By NHS Support Federation | 9th October 2017

Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard, chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, says colleagues are left anxious by overwork and exhaustion … Read more

Public sector pay cap: NHS staff real income cut by almost £2,000 over seven years of wage squeeze

By NHS Support Federation | 21st September 2017

The damage inflicted on the living standards of NHS staff by the Government’s pay freezes and caps has been underlined by new … Read more

‘Enough is enough’: nurses protest against pay cap outside Westminster

By NHS Support Federation | 6th September 2017

Nurses have expressed their anger over the public sector pay cap in a protest outside parliament, warning the government they … Read more

Is it any wonder the NHS is struggling to recruit homegrown GPs when their job has been reduced to little more than delivering bad news?

By NHS Support Federation | 4th September 2017

As the NHS launches a £100m drive to recruit foreign GPs, it’s hard to know what to think. Perhaps we should feel … Read more

NHS pursuing foreign GPs with £100m recruitment drive

By NHS Support Federation | 1st September 2017

The NHS will pay agencies up to £100 million to recruit GPs from abroad in a bid to increase staffing … Read more

NHS England ‘urgently needs 2,200 more A&E consultants’

By NHS Support Federation | 21st July 2017

Hospitals are being urged to urgently more than double the number of consultants on duty in A&E units in order … Read more

More nurses and midwives leaving UK profession than joining, figures reveal

By NHS Support Federation | 3rd July 2017

More midwives and nurses are leaving the profession in the UK than joining for the first time on record, with … Read more

NHS staffing agency moves towards privatisation

By NHS Support Federation | 28th June 2017

The government is pressing ahead with the sale of NHS Professionals, the state-owned agency that manages more than 90,000 doctors, … Read more

Thousands of children’s operations cancelled each year, NHS figures show

By NHS Support Federation | 5th June 2017

Paediatricians’ leader says figures obtained by Labour are further evidence NHS is being pushed to the brink. Thousands of operations … Read more