Patients and staff ‘paying the price’ for Theresa May’s premiership, says UNISON

Commenting on NHS England statistics covering Theresa May’s first year as Prime Minister, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis today (Thursday) said: “Patients are clearly paying the price for Theresa May’s time in Downing Street. Staff too are struggling to cope, delivering more with less while their pay lags ever further behind inflation.

“It’s no surprise that a record number of nurses, midwives, paramedics are choosing to leave the NHS. And the lack of social care investment means many patients are stuck in hospital instead of getting care at home.

“But it is not too late for the Prime Minister to take a different course. Any government that’s serious about protecting the NHS would lift the pay cap, fund services properly and restore the nursing bursary.”

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