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Apr 2019

MPs warn that staff shortages will stop NHS from delivering its long-term plan

MPs have warned that unless the NHS can fill their current staff shortages of around 100,000, they will fail to deliver their long-term plan. According to the report published by the Public Accounts Committee, the situation will ‘rapidly reach crisis point’ as the vacancies represent ‘a major obstacle to its financial viability’. The report stated…

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Nov 2018

NHS staff shortages leave patients facing long waits for key tests

A recent investigation has shown that a growing number of patients are facing lengthy waits for key tests as hospitals within the UK continue to struggle with staff shortages. These delays can lead to potentially harmful delays before the treatment can commence. Although biopsies and scans are crucial in the diagnosis of illnesses, the figures,…

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Sep 2018

NHS staff shortage a ‘national emergency’

Official figures have shown that vacancies within the NHS are worsening. One in 11 posts is vacant and the situation is worse among the nursing workforce. This news comes after continuous efforts by NHS bosses to tackle the staff shortages, including new pay deals, and retention and recruitment campaigns. The Royal College of Nursing’s Tom…

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