We comment on NHS Providers’ State of the Provider Sector report

Nigel Edwards provides a comment on the State of the Provider Sector report from NHS Providers.

Press release

Published: 29/11/2016

Commenting on NHS Providers’ State of the Provider Sector report, Nuffield Trust Chief Executive Nigel Edwards said: 

"It is very worrying that almost three-quarters of NHS Trust leaders don’t think they have enough or the right type of staff to give their patients high quality care.  These findings echo those of our own most recent Health Leaders’ Panel survey in June, when I warned that staffing issues were rapidly becoming as big a problem for the NHS as its financial woes.  In particular, the current combined pressures of increasing patient demand and strained finances are making it very difficult to recruit into areas such as general practice and A&E departments in some parts of the country.  Anecdotally, Brexit is making the problem worse."

Notes to editors

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