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NHS ‘could be short of 350,000 staff by 2030’

Full story in The Guardian, 15 November 2018

The staffing crisis in the NHS is deepening so fast that the service could be short of 350,000 key personnel by 2030, health experts have warned.

Staff shortages are set to become so serious that they force patients to wait longer for treatment, hit the quality of care offered and mean some of the NHS’s £20.5bn funding boost never gets spent.

The warning comes from an analysis of the NHS’s increasingly visible lack of doctors, nurses and other staff drawn up by three leading health thinktanks. The situation is so serious that the NHS is reaching a tipping point, they claim.