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  • Ian Cumming

    Not HEE's role to fill junior doctor rota gaps, says chief executive


    Ian Cumming says Health Education England is responsible for supplying future consultant workforce The drive to provide 24/7 care has created gaps in rotas that should be filled by non-training staff NHS trusts and universities will need to fund expansion of nurse training posts in 2018 Providing

  • Dark hospital corridor

    CQC: Night staff should be allowed rests to ensure safety


    CQC says NHS trusts must consider best practice guidelines on rest at night for hospital staff Inquest heard trainee at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital crashed his car after probably falling asleep following night shifts NHS trusts should comply with guidelines on allowing doctors and nurses to rest

  • hospital

    Exclusive: Patients at risk as doctors forced to work without rest at night


    Hundreds of junior doctors respond to survey revealing they are actively discouraged from sleeping at night Evidence-based guidelines produced in 2006 recommended doctors be allowed to nap to safeguard patients Guy’s and St Thomas’ FT sleep specialist says the issue affects all staff working at

  • Workforce

    NAO: NHS workforce plans driven by saving cash


    National Audit Office says existing system of workforce planning is not value for money NHS training 19 per cent fewer nurses in 2014-15 than it was in 2004-05 NAO says trust workforce predictions influenced by financial efficiency savings NHS trusts’ workforce predictions are driven by the

  • Ian Cumming

    HEE chief: Spending review cuts led to fewer nurse places


    Ian Cumming says Health Education England would have “almost certainly” commissioned more nurse training places for 2016-17 Failure to tackle poor staff retention is biggest risk factor to delivering HEE’s planned workforce growth HEE fears NHS employers’ workforce predictions are not in line with

  • Student

    Applications to study medicine down 11 per cent


    The number of applications to study medicine at university has fallen by 11 per cent between 2014 and 2015.

  • Nurses

    Health Education England reveals plan to deliver 80k additional NHS staff


    Health Education England’s third national workforce plan reveals 80,000 additional staff by 2020 Adult nurse training places increase for third consecutive year - a growth of 15 per cent since 2013 Numbers of hospital consultants and GPs to grow by 11,000 by 2020 More than 80,000 additional

  • Doctor

    Rise in junior doctors turning their back on NHS training


    Survey of more than 7,000 trainee doctors reveals almost half will not continue training in UK next year More doctors are taking career breaks but the number leaving the profession is static More than 10 per cent of trainees said they were pursuing a medical role outside the UK The numbers of

  • Lord Willis

    Lord Willis launches blueprint for the future of nursing


    A radical blueprint to reshape the nursing workforce calls for nurses to follow a medical style model of training and the creation of a new ‘advanced healthcare assistant’ role.

  • Workforce

    Health Education England launches student assessment tool


    Universities offering healthcare courses will be required to assess the values of every potential student in face to face interviews after a Health Education England study found almost one in three were not doing so.