As the NHS leadership develops its 10-year plan, the service is trapped in a vice of eroding performance and rising vacancies. The latest quarterly performance statistics from NHS Improvement revealed that, up to the end of June, delivery in five key maximum waiting time targets – four hours in A&E; an 18-week referral-to-treatment time; six weeks for diagnostic tests; 62-day urgent GP referral to treatment for cancer; 52 weeks for treatment – were all worse than the same period last year. The deficit also worsened by £78m, to £814m. A reduction in delayed discharges from acute beds was one of the few pieces of good news, but there were still almost 275,000 bed days. Meanwhile nursing vacancies were close to 42,000 – an increase of more than 3,000 since last year. We are short of more than 11,500 doctors, which is also worse than a year ago. Alongside the 10-year plan, Health Education England is finalising the workforce strategy following the launch of … [Read more...] about The NHS desperately needs a robust workforce strategy. Can it deliver one?
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Wales 19 August 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-45197545 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Marley Nicholls is just like any other six-year-old boy. He loves diggers, playing outside with his little brother and getting messy.But the … [Read more...] about The six-year-old who ‘needs a life saver’
Delays have hit the opening of a much-needed new primary school to serve the hundreds of new homes being built across the north of Nuneaton. It has been revealed that the new school in Lower Farm in Weddington is unlikely to be opened in September, as previously planned. Shire Hall bosses have pointed the finger of blame at the Education and Skills Funding Authority (ESFA), which is leading the project. A spokesperson for Warwickshire County Council said: "The provisional opening date for the school at Lower Farm, Weddington was September 2019. Read More Weddington latest "There have been delays in the initial stages of the project being run by the Education and Skills Funding Authority (ESFA) which could impact on this provisional date; final time frames are yet to be confirmed. "Warwickshire County Council would be disappointed to see a delay in the opening of the school and will be working closely with the ESFA." It is no secret that the Weddington and the wider north and east … [Read more...] about Desperately needed Nuneaton primary school hit by delays
Bristol "desperately" needs an arena built at Temple Meads if it wants to compete with Cardiff in the future, says the head of one of the city's four-star hotels. John Dowling, general manager of DoubleTree by Hilton in Bristol City Centre, believes it is time for mayor Marvin Rees to "see sense" and choose the city centre location for the proposed arena. John says Bristol is losing out as visitors flock to events in Cardiff, meaning Bristol's hotel, restaurant and bar, and retail sector is "suffering". He says the managers of Bristol hotels “look on with envy” at the level of cultural, music and sporting events the Welsh capital regularly enjoys, which pull in tens of thousands of visitors. If something is not done, John fears that Bristol's hotels will struggle further to fill their rooms, leading to a cut back in investment and loss of jobs. John said: “We do benefit from the overspill in Cardiff especially when there is a big event on like the Rolling Stones … [Read more...] about Why Bristol ‘desperately’ needs Temple Meads arena, says expert
Nasreen Peano, 49, is a mum of two, from Lozells, Birmingham. She tells Claire Donnelly of her battle to find work - and the impact on her mental health. I’ve spent four years trying to get a job. I’ve been on JSA for four years and I’m desperate to get a job. I feel like I’ll have a nervous breakdown soon. I started off with so much hope, now it’s gone. We never have any money - I have about £10 to last until next week. I’ll do anything really but I’ve been going for retail. I’ve applied everywhere - Aldi, Lidl, Asda, all of them but I can’t seem to get the job. I don’t know why? Is it my age? Once you’ve applied to some of the shops you can’t apply again for a year. Orwell's Britain vs today's Britain: Explore the Road to Wigan Pier with our interactive gadget I do the applications but I don’t get through. I know I could do the till or do training, I just need a chance. When you spend years trying it … [Read more...] about I’ve done everything to get a job