Tuesday, 23 January 2018

NHS doctors warn medical care is deteriorating as nearly 75% report staffing shortages on wards

NHS doctors warn medical care is deteriorating as nearly 75% report staffing shortages on wards NHS doctors are warning that care being delivered across the health service has deteriorated in the past 12 months, according to a survey by the British Medical Association.

This may be driven in part by chronic staff shortages, which the BMA warns is forcing doctors to "juggle patients".

Seven out of ten hospital doctors (71 per cent) warned there are gaps on shift rotas in their department, but only 65 per cent reported gaps when asked the same question in May 2017.

The survey also highlighted a chronic shortage of doctors outside of hospitals. The Independent

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