Archive: Nhs Personnel

NHS workers strike outside University College Hospital in central London

NHS strike: A walkout by people who care about you

'Give us more pay,' the NHS workers strike today is supposedly going, 'or the patients get it'. The truth about the conduct of these compassionate, caring workers couldn't be more different.

Opinion Former Articles

  • The government has ring-fenced health spending, but the DoH will apparently suffer 1,700 job cuts

    1,700 DoH staff 'face the axe'

    As many as 1,700 outsourced staff working at the Department of Health (DoH), including medical professionals, are to be made redundant, according to media reports.

  • NHS consultants' bonuses face harsh light of review

    NHS consultants face bonus crackdown

    A review of bonuses paid to NHS consultants across Britain has been tasked with ensuring they are "affordable".

  • Nurses will be trained to degree-level by 2013

    New nurses will need degrees by 2013

    All National Health Service nurses will be required to complete a degree before beginning work within four years, the Department of Health (DoH) has announced.

  • Some elderly and terminally-ill patients are being treated in an appalling manner

    'Cruel' NHS nurses mistreat elderly

    Some elderly and terminally-ill patients are being treated in an appalling manner by "bad, cruel nurses" according to the Patients Association.

  • The average annual sick leave taken by an NHS employee is 10.7 days, well above both public and private sector averages.

    NHS staff sickness rockets

    Sickness rates among NHS staff are 50 per cent higher than the private sector average, a highly critical government review has revealed.

  • Junior doctors now covered by European working time directive

    The NHS' working hours sore spot

    Junior NHS doctors are beginning their first full working week under the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) - and many are not happy about it.

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