DOCTORS warned yesterday that government efforts to recruit 5,000 extra GPs in England by 2020 are failing, with numbers actually having fallen since September last year.
A new report from the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) raises concerns that many doctors have yet to see the Forward...
Monday 31st Jul 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
THE public is being kept in the dark about “brutal” cuts to the NHS after requests for details about the plans were rejected.
The British Medical Association (BMA) said health service leaders failed to give significant details in response to freedom of information (FOI)...
Friday 28th Jul 2017
PRIME MINISTER Theresa May’s incompetence has caused an unprecedented workforce crisis in the NHS, Labour warned yesterday after figures revealed an alarming rise in unfilled posts.
NHS vacancy statistics in England showed more than 30,000 unfilled full-time posts, up from 26,000...
Wednesday 26th Jul 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
by Felicity Collier
HUNDREDS of workers at Barts Health NHS Trust in east London will start a two-week strike today in their continuing fight against private contractors Serco over low wages.
Cleaners, porters and security guards at Whipps Cross University Hospital,...
Tuesday 25th Jul 2017
NHS bosses are reviewing pilot schemes designed to ease pressure on A&E departments after a patient died in Bristol, it was announced yesterday.
David Birtwistle was seen by a GP under the scheme instead of being admitted to A&E and was turned away from hospital. He died from a...
HUNDREDS of nurses and trade unionists marched through Portsmouth this weekend in protest against the continued 1 per cent public-sector pay cap.
The rally was organised by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) as part of its “summer of action” to get the cap lifted.
Monday 24th Jul 2017
MORE cash is urgently needed to improve mental health services, nurses warned yesterday in the wake of a damning Care Quality Commission report.
The CQC health watchdog found that 25 per cent of core mental health services in England need to...
Friday 21st Jul 2017
LABOUR has accused the SNP of mismanaging the NHS after it was revealed that hundreds of thousands of hospital beds have been lost due to delayed discharges.
According to NHS figures, there have been 206,537 bed days lost since January due to delayed discharges, despite Scottish Health...
CAMPAIGNERS were urged to fight against controversial NHS reforms yesterday as the government announced a £325 million cash injection to boost Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s pet planning project.
Mr Hunt, who faced a major rebellion from Junior Doctors last year over his...
Thursday 20th Jul 2017
HOSPITAL workers in northwest England are ready to strike to see off a four-year-old threat to terms and conditions they say will hit patient safety.
Theatre workers at Warrington and Halton Hospital NHS Trust overwhelmingly backed strike action against the introduction of new rotas...