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?
Desperately need a job
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’
A jobseeker is so desperate to land a new career he's standing outside an employment event holding his CV on a whiteboard. Andy Blackburn says he ‘put his life on hold’ for the last few years to care for his ill mum. Sadly, she passed away recently and now Andy, 38, a former Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) in Salford who has worked in several public sector jobs, is looking for employment again. He’s planning to spend all day on Tuesday outside the TotalDECOM event at Manchester Central, bidding to catch a potential employer’s eye. All the key players in the oil, gas and nuclear energy industry are expected to gather there, and Andy is hoping to hand out his business cards to some influential people. He will also carry a giant whiteboard listing his qualifications, to get their attention as they head through the door. He has been unable to work over the last few years as he was caring for his mother Cecilia at her home in Cumbria, after she was diagnosed … [Read more...] about This man’s so desperate for a job that he’s written his CV on a whiteboard
A dog who was found with a broken heart is now searching for his forever home. Two-year-old Sheldon was brought into the RSPCA branch in Coventry after he was discovered abandoned in a hot car. But his bad luck was not over as he was then diagnosed with a grade five heart murmur, which meant he needed an urgent operation costing £1,500. The hole in his heart has now been fixed after the cash was generously stumped up by people in Coventry after a campaign to save Sheldon. But now he needs a home. 'Quite a character' Jade Mason at RSPCA Coventry, Nuneaton and District branch said: "We can't thank our supporters enough for raising the money needed to fix Sheldon's heart. "The surgery was a success and he has made an amazing recovery which means we are confidence he can now live a long and happy life without further complications. "We are looking for a loving home for him with someone who has had experience of terriers previously. "He would like to live in a home without other pets … [Read more...] about Dog found with broken heart desperately needs a home
Ant McPartlin’s pop buddy Ricky Wilson tonight warned that the troubled star could be off screen a long time as he tries to rebuild his life. Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky, 40, spoke out as millions tuned in to watch Declan Donnelly front Saturday Night Takeaway on his own for the first time. Dec, 42, carefully avoided mentioning his troubled partner but joked: “I’ve got double the amount of work to do.” But Ricky, who credits Ant and Dec with launching his hit band, also suggested Ant, 42, had been pushed into work too soon following rehab for his painkiller addiction last summer. In an exclusive interview with the Sunday People, Ricky said: “Ant is going through some tough times. “He will bounce back, but whether that is later rather than sooner...I think he needs a long time. “That’s just my advice and I’m not a professional. “I just want to see him back on the screens but I’m not going to be greedy and want him back … [Read more...] about Ant McPartlin ‘needs a long time to recover’ says Kaiser Chiefs pal Ricky Wilson