Posts Tagged ‘Workforce’

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...

One in 11 posts in NHS England are currently unfilled, official figures reveal

The NHS is suffering from high staff vacancy rates and a growing deficit, official NHS performance figures reveal. One in 11 posts in NHS England are cu...

Trainees take NHS trust to court over “insufficient break times” in foundation years

A test case on the ‘break times’ of junior doctors could have significant implications for the NHS. A group of trainees is claiming that the Royal D...

BMA calls on government to give doctors a 2% pay rise for 2018-2019

Doctors deserve a 2% pay rise for 2018-19. That’s the conclusion of the BMA in its annual submission to the Review Body on Doctors and Dentists Pay. ...

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...