Impact on staff

BMA survey finds most UK medical students struggle to afford essentials

By NHS Support Federation | 23rd August 2022

A survey by the BMA has found that six in 10 medical students report cutting their spending on essentials such … Read more

Midwives receiving less training in key areas of safety and equality, new report warns

By NHS Support Federation | 23rd November 2021

A report from the charity Baby Lifeline, says that across England midwives are still not receiving enough essential safety training with … Read more

Patient safety could be threatened by plans to ‘water down’ training for nurses

By NHS Support Federation | 9th August 2021

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has Plans is pressing ahead with plans to simplify specialist nurse training across the UK … Read more

NHS pay cap ‘must be lifted’

By NHS Support Federation | 8th May 2017

The pay cap on NHS staff must be lifted because it puts patient safety at risk, NHS bosses say. NHS … Read more

‘Army-style’ training proposal will not redress recruitment crisis, says BMA

By NHS Support Federation | 15th March 2017

Proposals to train more doctors – and tie them to the NHS for more than four years after graduation – … Read more

Mental health workforce feels ‘excluded and devalued’

By NHS Support Federation | 8th November 2016

The mental health workforce often feels “excluded and devalued”, according to a new report calling for fundamental changes in the … Read more

Nursing journal editors call on PM to reverse bursary cut

By NHS Support Federation | 11th August 2016

The editors of three of the country’s leading nursing journals, including Nursing Times, have written to the prime minister calling … Read more

National nursing shortage could continue beyond 2020

By NHS Support Federation | 8th August 2016

The shortage of nurses across England will continue beyond the turn of the next decade if provider trusts fail to … Read more

Hundreds of adult nurse training places expected to be left unfilled

By NHS Support Federation | 5th August 2016

Universities have recruited “significantly less” numbers of students to adult nurse training places than was planned in recent months, which … Read more

Bursaries for student nurses will end in 2017, government confirms

By NHS Support Federation | 21st July 2016

The government has confirmed plans to end bursaries for student nurses and midwives from next year, sparking anger across the … Read more