The health services are all broken. The exodus of staff when the opportunity arises and the cynical disillusion with system and management is evident. The doctors who “go over to the dark side” (management) are looked on with suspicion by colleagues. GP commissioners are derided, ad they have to ration health care without using the word. Taxpayers in poorer regions (such as Wales) get inferior care, lack of choice and poorer outcomes….. It is getting to the point where two tiers of health service are available: National or Private. A few more exit interviews would help…
NHS staff numbers in England have failed to keep pace with demand, according to a report by an independent health charity.
In its third annual review of staffing levels, the Health Foundation highlighted specific problems in primary and community care, nursing, and mental health….
This is not the first time: Nicky Broyd on the 15th November 2018: Staff Shortages Threaten NHS Long-term Plan: Report – Medscape
According to the first of two reports by The King’s Fund, the Health Foundation and the Nuffield Trust, staff shortages in the NHS in England now present a greater threat to health services than funding.
The group of leading health thinktank experts predicts an increase in NHS staff shortages from over 100,000 at present to almost 250,000 by 2030 and warns the figure could be over 350,000 if the NHS continues to lose staff, fails to adequately fund training places and can’t attract workers from abroad.