Health policy

NHS England losing staff in record numbers over long hours – study | Society

Record numbers of burned-out NHS staff in England are quitting because they are fed up with spending too much time at work and not enough at home with their family, new research reveals. The number of personnel leaving the NHS because of a poor work-life balance has almost trebled in the last seven years, an analysis by the Health Foundation thinktank shows. Between June 2010 and June 2011, a total of 3,689 employees cited concerns over long working hours as…

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The NHS 10-year plan doesn’t do enough for children | Al Aynsley-Green | Education

The government’s NHS 10-year plan, which launched last month, has been broadly praised by children’s organisations. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, for one, celebrates that “it lays the foundations for an NHS with infants, children and young people at its core”. But does it? The plan, which aims to transform an overloaded health service, comes at an important time for children. The need is stark. We have some of the worst outcomes for children’s health, education, social…

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