Why do NHS staff shortages persist, what can be done to change these daily headlines?
Historians, economists, nurses, doctors and other healthcare staff have all been interviewed on radio and TV, to try to get to the bottom of this continuos question. Some claim there are fewer hospital beds over the years, others higher patient demands on the staff, not enough resources available throughout the heath care service, the budget allocated to the NHS still isn't enough etc. all answers contributing to mounting pressures upon the NHS, what is going on!?
Unfortunately historical statistics reveal a sharp rate of decline in the resources provided to the NHS, staff numbers and budget allocated. We saw a steep fall in the late 1980s and early 1990s, followed by a more static position between 2000 and 2005 and then progressively a continuation of the downward curve.
As a solution, some have asked does the NHS have the right mix of staff with the right mix of skills? Could changing traditional medical roles, rather than simply boosting staff numbers be the answer? The Royal College of Nursing says England is currently short of at least 20,000 nursing staff. GP leaders and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine also claim the UK urgently requires greater numbers of general practitioners and emergency doctors to end this struggle.
An older population, with often complex health needs, is certainly creating extra demand, however others disagree and simply say there has always been a reported shortage of staff since the start of the NHS!
NHS specialist services have expanded rapidly, theres no question of that, with new technologies taken into consideration throughout different medical areas. It will not be an easy job to turn the NHS problems around, however something must be done, with global shortages of medical staff to follow.
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If you are torn, you must ask yourself, will our current unpredictable political circumstances see NHS recruitment and retention problems get even worse? Will increasing staff shortages continue to decline causing a crisis?
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