Tag - NHS Long Term Plan

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 [...]

Suicidal children forced to wait months for a mental health referral

Suicidal children forced to wait months for a mental health referral. Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry when they launched their Heads Together mental health campaign CREDIT: GETTY Suicidal children are being forced to wait months for a mental health referral, the Telegraph has learnt. Thresholds for gaining access to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) have risen as budgets have been stretched to the point when children in desperate need of help are being turned away, campaigners say. They are now demanding [...]

How does the future of the community pharmacy look?

How does the future of the community pharmacy look? With pharmacies being encouraged to better support GP practices across the UK, what does the future look like for these community care services? Following a great deal of discussion around how pharmacies can support GPs in the future of primary care, Numark’s Jeremy Meader spoke to Chemist and Druggist about how pharmacies will help with the delivery of the NHS’s long-term plan. Meader said that community pharmacy has been hit by funding issues over the [...]

DHSC creates NHSX to lead digital healthcare

DHSC creates NHSX to lead digital healthcare. A new unit is to be set up in the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to set national policy, standards and a lead in procurement for NHS England in its use of technology. Image by Free-Photos (Pixabay), CC0 via Wikimedia Commons Named NHSX, it will involve experts in technology, digital, data and cyber security working with NHS organisations and the digital economy to support the development of new services. Although none of its members [...]

UK ‘lagging behind other countries’ on young people’s health

UK ‘lagging behind other countries’ on young people’s health. Britain has the worst teenage obesity rates when compared with other high-income countries, a report says. Teenagers British children and young people are more likely to be obese, suffer poverty and have a longstanding illness than youngsters in other countries, according to a new report A comparison of the lives of 10 to 24-year-olds in the UK with those of young people in 18 other countries found the UK is lagging behind on some [...]