NHS staff

Fact checks including NHS staff levels and NHS pay

4 April 2019

Have 200,000 nurses quit the NHS?

Around 200,000 nurses and health visitors who have left the NHS in England in the last eight years, including those who have retired or died in service.

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Have 200,000 nurses quit the NHS?
21 November 2018

EU staff in the NHS: what has happened since the referendum?

EU nationals make up a similar percentage of the NHS workforce in England now as they did in 2016.

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EU staff in the NHS: what has happened since the referendum?
7 September 2018

Pay rises: how much do nurses, the police, teachers and MPs get paid?

Several claims have been made about pay changes for police, teachers, nurses and MPs. We took a look at them.

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Pay rises: how much do nurses, the police, teachers and MPs get paid?
15 August 2018

NHS pay deal: why are some staff not getting their promised rises?

Some NHS staff were told they would all get a 3% pay rise from April this year, but many won’t get the full rise until later this financial year.

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NHS pay deal: why are some staff not getting their promised rises?
9 May 2018

Are there 100,000 vacancies in the NHS?

There were reportedly 100,000 vacancies in NHS trusts in England between October-December 2017. Home Office caps on visa numbers mean some international doctors cannot enter the UK to work.

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Are there 100,000 vacancies in the NHS?
25 April 2018

Health visitor numbers in England down by a fifth since 2015

There were the equivalent of 10,000 NHS health visitors working full-time in England in December 2015. That fell by 19% by December 2017 to just over 8,200 now.

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Health visitor numbers in England down by a fifth since 2015
3 April 2018

NHS pay: what’s the deal?

A proposed deal will see pay rise for some NHS staff by between 4.5% and 29% over three years, including both salary rises and staff pay progression. The rise will …

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NHS pay: what’s the deal?
19 February 2018

Could 18 million GP appointments be seen by pharmacists?

A survey of around 60 GPs found that 6% of appointments could have been dealt with at home or at a pharmacy, but we can’t say if it’s an accurate …

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Could 18 million GP appointments be seen by pharmacists?
5 February 2018

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.

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Are junior doctors paid enough to get a UK visa?
23 January 2018

The number of nurses and midwives in the UK

How many nurses work in the UK and what kind of work do they do? We took a look.

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The number of nurses and midwives in the UK

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