The backlog is overwhelming and will take years to clear.
A lack of planning for a global pandemic left the UK and the NHS exposed like never before
After a long and difficult year, a decent pay rise for NHS staff should be a simple decision to make and be popular with the public. Valuing health staff and investing in the NHS is a political choice.
Matt Hancock should stop trying to defend the indefensible
Many workers are yearning for a reason to stay in the jobs they love
The biggest cost for all of us will be if the government fails to invest in the NHS workforce
The government needs to hit pause and think again on pay
The public will be horrified. NHS staff will think it’s some kind of joke
Rishi Sunak should give something back on behalf of the nation
Some are traumatised from seeing patients die before their time
Government’s approach to NHS pay is forcing workers to question their future
A pay rise is vital if the NHS is to be ‘fighting fit’
Half of all staff absences are Covid related
Celebrities back call for wage increase