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Nov 2019

NHS staffing crisis amongst nurses now ‘impacting on patient survival’ as hospital numbers running short triples in five years

Recent figures show that the number of hospitals regularly understaffed with nurses has nearly tripled in the last five years, with the worst hit departments including geriatric medicine, acute medicine, critical care, neonatal care and cardiology, where quality care is essential in order to save lives. Information obtained through a series of Freedom of Information…

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Oct 2018

Health secretary vows to use own bank of nurses before agency staff

Health and Social Secretary Matt Hancock has vowed to reduce NHS spending on agency staff, adding that this is ‘demoralising for workers. Although a lot of effort has been made in reducing the numbers of agency staff used, Mr Hancock said that there was further work to be done. He added that the NHS’s own…

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