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Not enough doctors in the NHS

It's no wonder that there are not enough doctors in the NHS. Demand is outstripping supply

It has been clear for a while that we are in an NHS crisis.

The NHS is constantly under pressure. Funding cuts, staff shortages and the stressed workforce is making for a worrying picture.

The General Medical Council (GMC) has released its annual report. There are four areas of concern:

  1. The NHS cannot meet demand. Too few medical practitioners are entering the NHS
  2. Some areas are heavily dependent on non-UK medical professionals
  3. We are at risk of overseas medical professionals not wanting to come to UK following Brexit
  4. Doctors in training are constantly under strain

Mr Massey suggests the UK government “think carefully about how many doctors are needed, what expertise we need them to have so they can work as flexibly as possible, and where they should be located given the changed and movement in population expected.

NHS England should not only concentrate on how to attract new medical practitioners but also ensure that the medics currently employed by the NHS Trusts are satisfied with their working conditions and feel valued.

Mr Massey has stated that “the underlying challenge for all in healthcare is how we retain the good doctors we have right now”.

It is clear that the Government as well as the NHS England itself has a lot to consider in order to avoid the NHS being at its “crunch point”.

The Medical Negligence team at Swain & Co Solicitors finds the fact that the Government and NHS England continuously fail to properly address the on-going issues unacceptable. Innocent people are suffering day in and day out as a result of continuous failures and bad decisions made on part of the NHS England. This must stop immediately.

Swain & Co Solicitors regularly win compensation for their clients who have experienced substandard treatment or a failure to provide treatment. If you, a family member or a friend have experienced problems regarding substandard medical treatment contact our team today on 02392 483322. 

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