Could 18 million GP appointments be seen by pharmacists?
GPs think some appointments could be dealt with by pharmacists. We don’t have enough evidence to confidently say how many could be.
Are junior doctors paid enough to get a UK visa?
In December 2017, a non-EEA junior doctor needed to be earning £55,000 in order to get a visa for the UK.
The number of nurses and midwives in the UK
How many nurses are registered to work in the UK? Where do they work? We took a look.
Where have all the (EU) nurses gone?
In the year to September 2017 the number of nurses from the EU leaving the NHS in England outweighed those joining it for the first time in at least five years.
NHS: More beds, more doctors, and more flu vaccines?
The number of hospital beds is falling but the number of doctors is going up.
Mental health staff in the NHS
The number of mental health doctors and nurses in the NHS has been falling.
Are 40% of nurses leaving full-time work in their first year?
15% of new full-time nurses left full-time work in the year May 2016 to May 2017.
Are nurses taking a second job to survive?
Nearly a quarter of respondents to a Royal College of Nursing survey said they had taken an additional job. We don’t know how representative this is of all nurses.
What is a junior doctor?
Junior doctors make up almost half of all doctors in hospitals in England, and can have up to ten years of practical medical experience.
NHS staff from the EU: one year on from the referendum
9,800 staff reporting they were from the EU left NHS England between June 2016 and June 2017.
Are we short of 40,000 nurses?
There were 40,000 vacant nursing positions in England in December 2016, according to the Royal College of Nursing.
Are there more doctors in the NHS than in 2010?
There are 11,700 more doctors working in NHS hospitals and community health services in England in May 2017 compared to May 2010.
Are mental health nurse numbers down?
There are 5,000 fewer mental health nurses since 2010, using a broader definition of mental health nurses used by NHS Digital, there are 7,000 fewer.
What’s happening to nursing numbers?
We don’t have figures specifically for the numbers of nurses working on our wards. Between May 2010 and March 2017 the number of nurses overall has increased but looking at the different types of nurses the picture is more varied.
Midwives leaving the profession
According to the Royal College of Midwives 80% of the midwives who were intending to leave midwifery in the next two years said that increased pay would encourage them to stay in midwifery.
How many NHS employees are there?
There are roughly 1.5 million people employed by the NHS but this is a headcount. There are other ways of counting such as Full-Time Equivalents.
SNP Manifesto: Nurses' pay
Are nurses in Scotland paid more than England?
How many nurses are using foodbanks?
Media reports show that at least some individual nurses and trainees have visited food banks. We've not found any evidence on how widespread this is.
Are NHS workers getting a 4% pay rise?
If they move up pay bands, possibly.
Are there more nurses on our wards?
We don’t have figures specifically for the total number of nurses on hospital wards.
Nursing training places
We don’t know yet how changes to NHS bursaries will affect the number of places universities offer.
A shortage of midwives?
There are more midwives in England than there were in 2010, but the trade union representing them estimates that there’s a shortage, as has the National Audit Office.
Staffing in A&E
There are roughly 600 more A&E consultants, 1,500 more A&E doctors, and 2,000 more paramedics since 2010.