Thursday, 9 March 2017

Over half of NHS staff work unpaid overtime every week, survey finds

Over half of NHS staff work unpaid overtime every week, survey finds Annual survey reveals morale is high but workloads, sick rates and overtime highlight challenges

This past year has sent shockwaves through an already challenging working environment in the NHS. From the withdrawal of nursing bursaries and junior doctors’ strikes to the uncertain impact of Brexit on 58,000 EU nationals currently working in the health service, workforce pressures continued to build for an already overstretched service.

So what do the findings of the latest NHS staff survey, released on Tuesday, tell us about how staff are coping? Covering 316 participating NHS organisations, the survey is the biggest in the world, capturing the experiences of more than 423,000 healthcare professionals across the country. Continue reading... The Guardian

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