Posts Tagged ‘Workforce’

Government to allow more overseas doctors and nurses to work for the NHS

The Home Secretary has relaxed immigration rules to allow more doctors and nurses from outside the EU into the UK. The Home Office said foreign medics w...

Home Secretary to reconsider the cap on overseas doctors’ work visas

The new Home Secretary Sajid Javid is “taking a fresh look” at the cap on visas for skilled migrants. The cap has resulted in more than 1,500 doctor...

1500 overseas doctors have had visa applications blocked this year

More than 1,500 doctors have had visa applications to enter the UK blocked this year, according to figures. The Home Office has admitted to more than 6,...

Government ‘failing’ on recruiting and developing doctors for the NHS

The number of GPs in England is continuing to fall despite government pledges, new figures reveal. The latest quarterly GP workforce figures show 316 fe...

Medical leaders call on PM to relax visas restrictions for overseas doctors

Doctors’ representatives have written to the government urging them to relax visas restrictions for overseas doctors. It follows reports that the Prim...

“Tier 2 cap for skilled workers preventing international doctors from supporting NHS”

The following is a letter to Sajid Javid, the new Home Secretary, from the the BMA’s chair of council, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, and signed by a number of royal...

Spare a thought for those struggling to become doctors in Africa

Whilst British university fees have been a heated and controversial subject in the last few years, how many of us have given a thought to the financial pro...

NHS gender divide is narrowing but men still dominate senior roles

Women make up over three quarters of all NHS staff, however they are still in the minority in senior roles, figures reveal. The proportion of doctors wh...

Non-medical NHS staff are being transferred to subsidiary firms in bid to make savings

Growing numbers of hospital trusts are transferring staff into newly created private subsidiary firms in a move health unions warn will create a “two-tie...

NHS staff survey reflects the growing pressures on the service

NHS staff were less satisfied with the standard of care they were able to provide in 2017, the latest NHS Staff Survey reveals. The survey is the larges...

2016 junior doctor strikes in England had ‘significant impact’ on healthcare provision

The 2016 junior doctors strikes in England had a ‘significant’ impact on the provision of healthcare, with thousands of appointments cancelled, researc...