Posts Tagged ‘Workforce’

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...

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...