Posts Tagged ‘Workforce’

NHS is “haemorrhaging” nurses as patient demand continues to rise, figures reveal

One in 10 nurses is now leaving the NHS in England each year, figures from NHS Digital show. More than 33,000 left the NHS last year, creating staff sho...

“We need to do everything we can to retain and value the doctors the NHS has”

RCP president, Professor Jane Dacre The findings and the focus of this report by the GMC are encouraging. The efforts and recommendations echo much of o...

Supply of new doctors into the NHS failing to keep pace with demand, GMC warns

The supply of new doctors into the UK’s medical workforce has failed to keep pace with demand and the NHS is facing a “crunch point”. These are th...

Health Education England launches plan to strengthen NHS workforce

The NHS needs radical action to improve working conditions, boost training and retention and become a ‘model employer’ for staff. These are the key ...

Many European doctors working in the NHS are considering returning home

A BMA survey of European doctors working in the UK has found that almost half are considering leaving following the EU referendum result, with almost one i...

Cut work hours and bureaucracy if NHS trusts want to retain older doctors

NHS employers should optimise the clinical contribution of older doctors while offering to reduce their working hours, if they want to retain them. This...

NHS trusts accused of ‘backdoor’ privatisation over staff subsidiary firms

Health trusts have been accused of taking a first step towards privatisation by transferring the employment of support staff to new subsidiary companies. ...

Nursing numbers are falling as a potentially challenging winter for the NHS approaches

The number of nurses and health visitors employed by the NHS has fallen for the first time on a year-on-year basis since April 2013, according to a new ana...

Campaign seeks to rename ‘junior’ doctor title in a bid to improve morale

Support is growing for a campaign to rename the role of junior or trainee doctors. Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, said doctors needed job...

Hunt pledges to “jump-start nurse training” despite Brexit challenges to NHS staffing

Five thousand extra trainee nurses places will be created next year to boost the number of home-grown NHS staff. This is the key message from Health Sec...

NHS facing a nursing crisis as it heads into winter with staff shortages, report says

Hospitals are facing a staffing crisis this winter, the RCN has warned. More than 30,000 nurses were surveyed to gain a snapshot of their experiences on...