British Nursing News Nursing Agencies List - The No.1 Online Directory for Nursing Agencies
  WWW.BNN-ONLINE.CO.UK     Friday, 23 August 2019 
Search stories for:
Sample search for:

Saturday, 27 August 2005 11:43
BNN: British Nursing News Online · www.bnn-online.co.uk
Doctors concerns over NHS cash crisis
The British Medical Association has written to Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt expressing concern over the threat to patient care posed by the financial crisis gripping the NHS.

Doctors’ leaders said job losses and service cutbacks could be inevitable after a quarter of NHS trusts posted a deficit last year.

Two NHS trusts have already frozen the recruitment of nurses and administrators and a number of accident and emergency units across the country have been downgraded in a bid to save money.

Dr Paul Miller, chairman of the BMA’s consultants committee, said further cuts would “pose significant threat to patient care and innovation in the NHS”.

"We are deeply concerned that managers running frightened for their jobs are making knee-jerk decisions about the reduction or closure of services in response to short-term funding problems."

Deputy chairman Jonathan Fielden said that the upper reaches of the NHS had failed to filter down money to the frontline where it was most needed.

But Dr Gill Morgan, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said on the BBC News website that she was disappointed with the BMA’s stance on the issue.

"It is simply untrue to say that managers who are taking decisions about how to balance their budgets, while maintaining high quality clinical services, have no appreciation of the long-term consequences for patients services as the BMA alleges."

A Department of Health spokeswoman said: "Patient safety is top priority for the NHS and any actions that trusts take to manage to reduce the deficits should not lower the quality of care provided to patients.

"We have encouraged the NHS to use a range of strategies in order to reach financial balance without reducing spending on agency staff."


Sponsored by The Nursing Portal
Add your own comments on this story - currently inactive due to spamming
Your name
(Optional):
Your email address
(Optional):
Your comments:
back to previous page

Home   Top   Disclaimer    Site Credits

Nursing Jobs | Just for Nurses | Nursing Agencies List | Charles Bloe Training
Nursing Portal | Nursing Events | Brutish Nursing | British Nursing Websites
Website Development and SEO Services

 

KEY WORKERS ARE PRICED OUT OF HOMES
DIET 'AFFECTS ARTERIES OF FOETUS'
BOOST FOR CERVICAL CANCER
ONE IN 20 VIOLENT CRIMES COMMITTED BY MENTALLY ILL
FISH OIL 'AIDS WEIGHT LOSS' WITHOUT DIET
STAFFS MAY STRIKE OVER HEAT
BEAT A FAG WITH A JAG
ALCOHOL KILLS RECORD NUMBER OF WOMEN IN SCOTLAND
FORMER PRESIDENT URGES GMC REMODELLING
DARK SKIN 'DOES NOT BLOCK CANCER'
Nurses Reconnected
   UK Nursing. Copyright, Design and Content, © 1999 - 2019. All rights reserved  
Click here if you need to advertise to nurses