Thursday, 15 November 2018

Staffing shortfall of almost 250,000 by 2030 is major risk to NHS long-term plan, experts warn

Staffing shortfall of almost 250,000 by 2030 is major risk to NHS long-term plan, experts warn Critical and lasting shortages in the healthcare workforce mean that the forthcoming NHS long-term plan risks becoming an unachievable ‘wish list’ of initiatives to improve the health service. If unaddressed, these shortages could lead to growing waiting lists, deteriorating care quality and the risk that some of the money for frontline services pledged at the Budget will go unspent, according to a new briefing published today by The King’s Fund, the Health Foundation and the Nuffield Trust.

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