Can a workforce strategy solve the NHS’ staffing crisis?
Staff shortages in the NHS are nothing new. It has been a chronic issue affecting the NHS since cuts made to training budgets in 2010 and 2011; heightened by existing pay restraint, staff morale and workload issues. But recent events and detrimental government policy are only exacerbating the situation. The TUC is calling for a workforce strategy that responds to those challenges.