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The number of vacant nursing posts reached a new high of 34,260 last year, with some areas only recruiting one nurse for every 400 jobs advertised - revealing a staffing "crisis", it has been warned. Official figures showed there were almost 88,000 vacancies across the NHS in England in the…
Youngsters are being "disadvantaged most" by cuts to public health services, leading children's doctors have said. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) said there had been "destructive" reductions in preventive services. A year on from its State of Child Health report, the RCPCH has examined how officials…
Doctors' leaders have expressed concern over "widespread" rota gaps. The British Medical Association said that staffing and financial pressures facing the NHS were leading to delays in treatment and doctors "juggling" large numbers of patients. The comments came after a poll of 900 doctors from across the UK found many…
Half of heart attack survivors are missing out on a potentially life-saving service, a charity has found. New research from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) found the average uptake of cardiac rehabilitation was 51%, or 68,500 people, in 2015/16. This means that just under half of patients are missing out…
Wales needs a different system which provides seamless health and care services – that’s the message from the independent review of Health and Social Care, chaired by Dr Ruth Hussey. The new report published makes a number of recommendations on how change to the system can be supported and explains,…
The NHS in England is in a "dangerous downward spiral" by "haemorrhaging" nurses, experts have warned. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) urged ministers to act after new analysis concluded more than 10% of the nursing workforce left NHS employment in each of the past three years. BBC analysis of…
Demands for efficiency savings on the cost of care for some sick and disabled patients could put patient safety at risk, MPs have said. Officials want local health bodies to cut the amount spent on the NHS's Continuing Healthcare funding packages and NHS-funded nursing care by hundreds of millions of…
Boris Johnson's comment that the Leave campaign under-estimated when it claimed Brexit would allow an extra £350 million to be spent on the NHS weekly has been branded "ridiculous". Leading health expert Professor Sir Michael Marmot said the Brexit campaign's highly controversial claim has already been confirmed "a lie". The…
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