Massive survey of doctors finds the majority fear for patient safety

Full story on ITV News, 20 September 2018

Staffing levels in the NHS are “inadequate” for patients to be receiving quality care, a major new poll of doctors suggest.

A survey of more than 7,800 clinicians from across the UK found that 91% feel staffing levels in the NHS are inadequate to deliver quality patient care.

The poll, conducted by the British Medical Association (BMA), also found that almost four fifths (78%) of medics believe that NHS resources are not good enough which “significantly affects the quality and safety of patient services”.

93% of doctors believe they are under so much pressure that it hits patient care.