1st September 2022

NHS vacancies at a ‘staggering’ new high
The number of posts lying vacant in England’s NHS England has reached a “staggering” record high of 132,139, almost 10% of its planned workforce. NHS leaders said the huge number of empty posts showed why the health service is in a deepening crisis, with patients facing long waits for almost every type of care.

New PM will inherit an NHS ‘on its knees’
The Truss-Sunak shows have debated a range of topics, but there’s one glaring omission, the crisis in the NHS. In the hour-long debates there was hardly a mention of the NHS, despite it being engulfed in its biggest ever crisis. The Guardian’s health editor discusses the horrible winter that NHS staff face.

Fit patients wait months to be discharged
Patients are waiting up to nine months to be discharged from England’s NHS hospitals in despite being medically fit to leave, according to “shocking” figures that will pile pressure on ministers to tackle the social care crisis.

KONP chair “How to re-establish our NHS”
“We should pay staff properly and not divert money to shareholders and private companies.” Dr Tony O’Sullivan, co-chair of Keep Our NHS Public discusses improving our NHS on LBC radio.