Help reveal the impact of NHS underfunding

Professor Cathy Warwick, Royal College of Midwives

“I think increasingly the crisis is constant, certainly I go out and about a lot, across the UK, but particularly in England, and midwives particularly in our large acute services, are saying that the demands are just endless.”
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Claire Jones, Health visitor and Registered General Nurse

It feels really hard and it’s very depressing working with staff that are so demoralised. Most staff come into the NHS because they passionately believe in a public service. That is still there. All the staff in the NHS want to do their best for their clients. Read more

Christine Jefferies, Registered General Nurse

“At the moment I’ve got 6 trained staff leaving the unit so that’s 6 trained nurses leaving at once. We don’t have anybody to replace them. So what we do is struggle on.” Read more

Tony O’Sullivan, Retired Paediatrician in Lewisham

“The NHS staff are very committed to keeping the NHS going and it remains something of huge pride, but I know that a lot of services get through by people doing unpaid overtime to massive degree” Read more

Rob Galloway, A&E consultant

“It’s very hard working in the NHS at the moment especially at the sharp end in A&E. I speak to my colleagues up and down the country this isn’t isolated to one hospital, it’s seen everywhere”
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Todd Leckie, Junior Doctor

“That’s a very difficult thing to have to deal with – when you don’t think you can deliver the care you would want your parents or your relatives to receive.”

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Tell us your experience of underfunding

Help explain how pressure on resources affects your job.
  • What is it like working under pressure in the NHS? What kind of compromises do you have to make? Do patients suffer as a result of lack of resources? How does it feel to work in the NHS at the moment? Are you optimistic about the future?