Posts Tagged ‘Workforce’

Pressure of NHS work encouraging consultants to retire early

Mounting work pressure in the NHS is pushing many consultant physicians to consider early retirement, a census reveals. Focus on Physicians shows that 2...

Mounting crisis in clinical oncology workforce with too many consultant posts vacant

The oncology workforce is under strain and a census has revealed an urgent need to address longstanding issues in workforce planning. The Royal College ...

Staff shortages outweigh fears over funding, according to NHS trust leaders

Only one in four NHS trust leaders are confident they have the right staff numbers, quality and skill mix to deliver high quality healthcare for patients a...

GMC fears “state of unease” among doctors and promises “light touch” approach

The NHS is struggling to cope with demand and its putting doctors under intense pressure. This is the conclusion of the GMC’s annual report on The sta...

More reaction to the government’s commitment to increase med school places

Prof Derek Bell, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh “This College welcomes plans to increase the number of medical school place...

Health secretary says NHS will become self-sufficient in providing own doctors

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has pledged £100m to make England self-sufficient in supplying its own doctors to the NHS. The number of medical school pl...

“NHS needs investment to modernise, not the disinvestment currently being imposed”

An RCP report was released this week suggesting the NHS is under-funded, under-doctored and over-stretched. Here's the reaction:  Dr Johnny Marshall, D...

Concerns for child health services as paediatric units struggle to fill doctor rotas

Doctors have expressed serious fears for the future of paediatric services as research shows gaps on rotas are increasing. The annual Rota Vacancies and...

Portfolio careers vital to retain older consultants in the NHS, report says

An ageing workforce in key specialties is one of the biggest challenges the NHS faces, a report claims. The report, called Age and the Anaesthetist, exa...

Funding cuts and staff shortages jeopardising Five Year Forward View

The greatest threats to the delivery of the Five Year Forward View in the NHS are funding constraints and workforce shortages. This is the finding of a ...

Surgery: more development of non-medical practitioner roles needed to meet demands

Surgery could miss out on the valuable skills non-medical practitioners, such as physician associates, surgical first assistants and advanced nurse practit...