Nursing shortage: the nettle politicians struggle to grasp
The NHS workforce crisis needs joined-up government action, not empty pre-election promises
When Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) implemented a new pension pot ‘cap’ for UK taxpayers, it had unintended consequences for the NHS.
The change means some senior medical staff will be hit with a larger tax bill than anticipated, so they are reducing their hours or retiring early.
Waiting lists for operations, already long, are getting longer because surgeons are cutting their hours to avoid tax penalties.
Department of Health and Social Care gives to the NHS and the tax authorities take away
One part of the government in England – the Department of Health and Social Care – has invested heavily to achieve a 25% increase in the supply of...
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