Articles on deskilling the workforce

Short termism is a threat to the NHS – Anita Charlesworth

By NHS Support Federation | 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

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

By NHS Support Federation | 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

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

By NHS Support Federation | 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

Paediatric shortages pose ‘significant risk’ to children, college warns

By NHS Support Federation | 11th February 2019

Unfilled paediatric training posts pose a “significant risk” to children, young people, and their families, a royal college has warned. … Read more

Just Another Day – Unison report January 2019

By NHS Support Federation | 28th January 2019

This UNISON survey’s purpose was to spot-test a typical 24-hour period in the health service. The union asked people what … Read more

NHS staffing crisis could harm plan to save half a million lives

By NHS Support Federation | 7th January 2019

NHS leaders are to outline a future in which genomics, cutting-edge surgery and artificial intelligence help save hundreds of thousands … Read more

Trusts using HCAs in place of nurses

By NHS Support Federation | 18th October 2018

Full story in HSJ, 18 October 2018 NHS trusts recruited a higher percentage of healthcare assistants than nurses over a … Read more

Nursing degree applications fall by a further 12%

By NHS Support Federation | 12th July 2018

Full story on Nursing Notes, 12 July 2018. The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) has revealed today that the number … Read more

Community hospital beds could reopen in June

By NHS Support Federation | 16th April 2018

Full story at County Gazette 16 April 2018 INPATIENT wards at Somerset’s community hospitals could begin re-opening as early as June, … Read more

Survey reveals working for the NHS is making staff sick with stress

By NHS Support Federation | 14th April 2018

Full Story in Devon Live 14 April 2018 NHS staff in Devon don’t look forward to going to work and … Read more