Drowning while they throw bricks – what hope is there for the NHS?
We are sinking The NHS is haemorrhaging talent – to retirement, emigration, the private sector and leaving medicine entirely. General Practice is perhaps worst hit with 40% of GPs planning to leave in the next 5 years and the shortage of GPs making it insanely difficult to access GP care. And a 2.1% annual uplift in funding when inflation is at 11% means that practices will be able to afford even fewer staff next year. No one is coming to our rescue The government’s response has been to demand that patients have assessment at first contact despite the lack of … Read more