Under proposed new immigration rules, low-skilled workers from EU countries will no longer have the automatic right to work in the UK after Brexit,
The number of NHS mental health staff who have had to take sick leave because of their own mental health issues has risen by 22 per cent in the past five years.
Nearly a third of fit notes issued by GPs are for psychiatric problems, says an NHS report.
Ageing workforce and reliance on immigrants could create major problems, warns Royal College of Nursing
The NHS is facing a difficult day after the first all out doctors’ strike in the history of the health service was launched in reaction to the continuing dispute over a new contract for junior doctors.
After months of passionate argument between the Government and the British Medical Association, it has been decided the the controversial new contract will be imposed on junior doctors, in its current state, weather they like it or not.
The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has accused the British Medical Association of behaving in a ‘totally irresponsible way’ over the ongoing dispute about the new junior doctors’ contract.
Strike action is currently causing severe disruption to the National Health Service after junior doctors began strike action earlier today. It was also announced yesterday that London will, once again, be crippled by more Tube strikes as rail unions continue to fight the proposed ‘night tube’ service
Junior doctors in England will strike next Tuesday after intensive government talks broke down. The British Medical Association has been battling the government over a proposed new contract since last year.
Representatives of the government and the British Medical Association will re-start talks today to avoid strikes by junior doctors slated to start on Tuesday. The strikes will be the first for decades and army medics are on stand-by to be drafted into hospitals as replacements, should the strikes go ahead.
The NHS is set to be thrown into chaos by strike action after junior doctors voted, in overwhelming fashion, to walk out over the terms of a new contract.
The Labour dominated Welsh government is attempting to poach junior doctors from England as the dispute over their pay and a new contract rumbles on.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has written to 50,000 junior doctors in England outlining plans he says would lead to basic pay increasing by 11%, in an attempt to head of the threat of industrial action. However Hunt has indicated that he also wants to curb other elements such as guaranteed pay rises. Previous attempts to renegotiate a contract for junior doctors had lead to outrage after the junior health workers felt that they would be forced to work more hours for less money.
The average age of maternity staff is increasing. Last year was the first year on record that there were more than 1,000 midwives over the age of 60 working across the UK. With many due for retirement, alarm bells are starting to ring over how the NHS service will continue with such a collapse in numbers of experienced staff.