Consultants strike for “the future”
“We’re seeing a drain of expertise from this country… as a consequence the NHS is crumbling, patients are suffering – our ask is to restore pay to improve retention.”
NHS facing an exodus of doctors
Sunak says there’s no need to act over doctor’s leaving to go to Australia. But medical leaders are increasingly worried about an emerging trend of senior doctors quitting the NHS. Striking consultants have been offered new jobs in Ireland paying up to £233,000 pa.
Private equity take-overs are “worse”
A review of private equity healthcare service takeovers across eight countries including the US, UK, Sweden and the Netherlands reveals that private equity ownership of healthcare services including hospitals and nursing homes is linked to a harmful effect on cost and quality of care.
40 “new” hospitals promise
The National Audit Office says the government is on track to break a key election promise to build 40 new hospitals in England by the end of the decade.