Posts Tagged ‘Workforce’

Nepalese doctor who’s lived in the UK for 16 years to be deported

A Nepalese NHS doctor who has lived in Britain for almost 16 years faces deportation after being told to take her ‘skills and experience’ back to her h...

Brexit: new annual cost of employing overseas NHS staff to hit £490 million

Employing overseas healthcare staff could cost up to £490 million a year post-Brexit. That's according to RCP president-elect Dr Andrew Goddard. He war...

Early retirement of hospital doctors adds to workforce crisis in England and Wales

Hospital doctors in England and Wales are increasingly choosing to take early retirement. Figures from the NHS Business Services Authority reveal that t...

Is the phrase ‘junior doctor’ demeaning to highly skilled NHS trainees?

Orthopaedic surgeon Scarlett McNally is leading a study – commissioned by Health Education England – to suggest an alternative name to ‘junior doctor...

Gaps in hospital rotas putting doctors under pressure and patients at risk

There are too few doctors on hospital shifts and its forcing those that are on duty to take on the work of more than one doctor. The report by the BMA r...

NHS staffing crisis in England getting worse, official figures show

The NHS is facing a deepening staffing crisis as hospitals report growing shortages of doctors, nurses, midwives and therapists, official figures have reve...

New guidance defines safe doctor staffing levels in hospitals

A Royal College has issued ground-breaking guidance on safe medical staffing levels in hospitals. The guidance, by the Royal College of Physicians, will a...

Burnt out doctors struggling to find time for essential training, GMC survey shows

Nearly a quarter of trainee doctors say their work makes them feel ‘burnt out’, and almost one in three say they are often ‘exhausted’ in the morni...

Patient safety in NHS being compromised by medic shortages, claim royal colleges

More than half of all consultants and two thirds of trainees reported frequent gaps in trainees' rotas. These are the key findings from Focus on Physic...

Patient care threatened by cancer doctor shortage, says royal college research

The clinical oncologist workforce is set to be short of 247 full-time consultants by 2022 – more than a fifth of the number needed to treat growing numbe...

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...