At last, the final inquiry into the Shrewsbury maternity scandal has been published. Thanks to the inquiry, led by Donna Ockenden, we now know that poor maternity care led to 295 avoidable baby deaths or brain damage cases at a hospital
Reading the results of this year’s NHS Staff Survey has left me deeply saddened, but unfortunately, far from surprised. Our health service is in the grip of a system-wide staffing crisis: 72 per cent of NHS workers believe services to be understaffed,
Prime Minister Boris Johnson was joined by Annemarie Plas, who founded the #ClapforCarers initiative that lasted for 10 weeks following the imposition of the national lockdown on March 23, during Sunday's round of applause.
It opens with around 500 beds but when at its expected full capacity of 4,000 beds, it will be the biggest hospital facility in the UK.
It may be that the NHS will escape being overwhelmed, again, in that it will pass the test set by Sajid Javid, the health secretary, of being able to treat children injured in car crashes. But that is a low bar, and no one can doubt that the health
Another day, another NHS crisis meting out its effects on women’s physical and emotional health. Latest studies suggest that there are 110,000 jobs unfilled inside the health service, and the Royal College of Nursing now says the staffing situation is jeopardising safe care for patients. Staff shortages are already
Union bashing: it’s the same tired old song, deployed whenever the Tories are feeling the pinch. And sometimes even when they aren’t. In that respect, Liz Truss raging against “militant unions” and their alleged part in her comical “anti-growth coalition” was just so much scratched vinyl. My, how that party needs a new stylus.