Staffing and Recruitment

GP funding ‘not delivered and worsening health inequalities’

GP funding ‘not delivered and worsening health inequalities’. An increase in funding for some GP practices has not been delivered, it has been claimed Photo: Lynne Cameron/PA Inadequate funding for GP practices in deprived areas of Scotland has led to a failure in addressing health inequalities, it has been claimed. Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) chairwoman Dr Carey Lunan said additional funding for some practices had not been delivered one year after the agreement of a new GP contract. The agreement, which [...]

‘No end in sight’: CQC takes urgent action at East Kent FT as children put at risk by staffing levels

‘No end in sight’: CQC takes urgent action at East Kent FT as children put at risk by staffing levels The CQC has taken “urgent action” to protect the children being cared for by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust after they were being put at risk by “unsafe” staffing levels. Inspectors found that the two hospitals run by the trust were failing to provide round-the-clock cover in the children’s emergency departments, forcing children to wait in the main A&E [...]

Almost 7,500 vacant staff posts in NI health system put patients at risk, says MLA

Almost 7,500 vacant staff posts in NI health system put patients at risk, says MLA. There are 7,436 vacant posts at present. (PA) UUP MLA Roy Beggs Care of patients in Northern Ireland's health system is being impacted by the thousands of staff vacancies, an MLA has said. Roy Beggs was speaking after it emerged that there are 7,436 vacant empty posts. That is double the amount of jobs since March 2017. The overall tally includes key frontline positions such as 2,482 vacant nursing [...]

Record numbers of NHS staff quitting due to long hours

Record numbers of NHS staff quitting due to long hours. Number of nurses leaving the service almost triples – at a time of more than 40,000 nursing vacancies Many NHS staff report routinely working beyond their normal hours just to get all their tasks done. Photograph: Getty Images Record numbers of burned-out NHS staff are quitting because they are fed up with spending too much time at work and not enough with their families, research reveals. The number of personnel leaving the NHS because of [...]

Struggling mental health trust appoints new chair

Struggling mental health trust appoints new chair. Marie Gabriel CBE has been appointed as chair of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) Picture: NSFT Marie Gabriel CBE has been appointed as the new chair of the struggling Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT). Mrs Gabriel, who will replace acting chairman Tim Newcomb, will continue her work as chair of the East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT), which has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission, alongside her work in [...]