£1.3bn Mental Health Funding To Flood NHS

Plans have been announced by the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to boost current mental health spending with £1.3bn. The injection of money into this area will see roughly 2,000 more nurses, consultants and therapists added to child and adolescent mental health service alone. Elsewhere 2,900 therapists will be added to adult talking services and 4,800…

Number of Nurses Quitting NHS Doubles in 3 Years

Experienced nurses are definitely harder to come by with almost twice as many senior nurses leaving the profession altogether last year compared with the same period three years ago. The figures come courtesy of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) who analysed the responses from their membership data. The analysis breaks down as follows: 591…

2018 to see more spaces at Medical Schools

An increase of 500 places at medical schools across England has been confirmed by the government for 2018. This is good news but the public should be aware that this will not mean an immediate improvement on waiting lists and treatment times. The British Medical Association (BMA) has said that the increase on student places…