NHS staff

Fact checks including NHS staff levels and NHS pay

13 October 2021

Daily Mail report on GPs seeing fewer patients on Fridays needs more context

There are some important caveats to figures showing GP appointments drop off later in the week.

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Daily Mail report on GPs seeing fewer patients on Fridays needs more context
27 September 2021

Casting call for ‘hospital patients’ was for NHS recruitment advert

Some have claimed a search for extras shows something fishy is going on.

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Casting call for ‘hospital patients’ was for NHS recruitment advert
26 March 2021

Is there a precedent for mandatory vaccines for care home workers?

Some healthcare workers are required by their employers to have the Hepatitis B vaccine, but it's not a specific law.

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Is there a precedent for mandatory vaccines for care home workers?
25 March 2021

Here’s exactly what Nadine Dorries said on Woman’s Hour about nurses’ salaries

The health minister spoke about nurses’ husbands and partners in a discussion about pay rises, but not exactly as reported in a viral tweet.

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Here’s exactly what Nadine Dorries said on Woman’s Hour about nurses’ salaries
23 March 2021

What’s the deal with NHS pay rises?

The 0.7% funding is on top of the proposed 1% NHS pay increase, but it will only benefit a minority of staff.

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What’s the deal with NHS pay rises?
12 March 2021

Clearing up the NHS pay debate

Parliament made a commitment to raise the total NHS budget, but did not specify how that money should be spent.

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Clearing up the NHS pay debate
28 October 2020

The number of doctors working for the NHS in England has increased in the past year

Even when excluding final year students fast tracked into hospital roles due to the pandemic, the number of doctors has risen.

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The number of doctors working for the NHS in England has increased in the past year
22 July 2020

Mirror claims NHS staff work 11 hours unpaid overtime on average but it’s probably more like two hours

NHS staff survey data suggests the average respondent in 2019 worked around two hours unpaid overtime. Even this should be taken with a pinch of salt.

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Mirror claims NHS staff work 11 hours unpaid overtime on average but it’s probably more like two hours
10 July 2020

Increase in doctors and nurses does not include Covid-19 returners

Rises in the number of full-time doctors and nurses in the NHS do not include staff members who returned to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Increase in doctors and nurses does not include Covid-19 returners
20 May 2020

Nurse pay up over the past few years but down on 2010

Matt Hancock claimed nurse salaries had risen significantly in recent years. These increases don’t counterbalance falls in real terms pay over the past decade.

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Nurse pay up over the past few years but down on 2010

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