As Tory-run NHS England loses staff in record numbers, SNP-run NHS Scotland is in surplus for sixth year in a row


In the Guardian yesterday:

Between June 2010 and June 2011, a total of 3,689 employees cited concerns over long working hours as the reason they had decided to stop working for the NHS in England. But 10,257 did so between June 2017 and June 2018 – an increase of 178%. The 270 doctors who quit for a better work-life balance in 2017-18 represented a 167% increase on the 101 who did so in 2010-11. Dido Harding, the chair of NHS Improvement, said last October that “the single biggest problem in the NHS at the moment is that we don’t have enough people wanting to work in it”.








5 thoughts on “As Tory-run NHS England loses staff in record numbers, SNP-run NHS Scotland is in surplus for sixth year in a row

  1. Contrary February 17, 2019 / 9:04 am

    The more of these reports you show us, the more we realise how badly the BBC is reporting on our Scottish NHS, as in they are reporting it as though it is in crisis – in fact they use that word don’t they. It may not be working at peak efficiency, and some areas need improvement, but crisis is so far away from reality as you can get – it IS working, the staff are caring and hard-working and I think this is the best service they’ve given since the NHS ‘s inception – our expectations are higher now though, aren’t they. The expectations of the BBC are through the roof, they must think it is incumbent on the NHS to instantly cure anyone of anything, self-inflicted or not, one hundred percent of the time. Like a permanently disapproving and patronising teacher.

    I read the guardian passage, then tried to relate the graph to it, and was incredibly puzzled,,, I better have another coffee! The Scottish NHS stats look healthy. Ten THOUSAND people left the English NHS last year?! That sounds like an awful lot of people?

    I was thinking about all the rEU people working in the NHS and as carers or any of the public sector – all the devolved bits – is there no mechanism by which the Scottish government can ring fence those jobs, pay them internally, tax internally, provide services for internally? Just so they wouldn’t be on the uk books and,,, nah, it would still be a rubbish existence from them – but maybe some people would prefer it to being split from family etc.

    Anyway, it’s Sunday: John can you not provide us with some sunshiny pictures to compensate for the lack outside? Yes, I still believe that SUNday should have some sun in it, despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

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  2. Contrary February 17, 2019 / 5:19 pm

    I managed to catch some real-world sun there! Briefly. The beach would have been good, though probably even windier than the gales I experienced.

    The link unfortunately wants me to sign in & I have failed every time to sign up to WordPress, which is stupid because they probably have all the data they need from me as it is! ,,, Oh,,,

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