Press Summary – 17th October

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16th October
Brexit causing European staff to leave the NHS

A BBC analysis shows that there is a greater proportion of EU Nationals leaving the NHS and many fewer joining, presumably in reaction to their uncertain future after Britain leaves the EU.

The BBC Share of European Union staff leaving NHS rises following Brexit

The Argus – Hospitals feel the impact of Brexit vote as number of EU nationals leaving the NHS rise

The Guardian (Polly Toynbee) – While all eyes look to Brexit, our NHS is about to collapse

Nursing Times – Brexit worse case scenario could deepen nursing shortage

The Telegraph – No deal Brexit could place £500m a year added strain on NHS, health chiefs warn

Herald Scotland – NHS staff quit over independence worry and Brexit hit recruitment

ITV news – Bexit sparks ever worsening NHS staffing crisis

Hertfordshire Mercury – Number of EU staff quitting jobs at Hertfordshire hospitals has almost doubles since Brexit vote

More articles on Brexit and the NHS via google news

15th October

Children’s Commissioner attacks NHS England chief over ‘unacceptable’ mental health care.

The Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield, has listed a range of complaints to Simon Stevens in an open letter. She has cited a report on Children’s mental health provision in England and accused Stevens of denigrating the issue.

The Independent – Children’s Commissioner attacks NHS England chief over ‘unacceptable’ mental-health care

The Guardian – Children’s tsar savages NHS over ‘unacceptable’ mental health care

13th October

Patients could be banned from A&E without a referral from GP under new Tory plans
The latest great idea from Hunt to ‘improve urgent care pathway’ – to ban people walking in unless they’ve been referred or have a ‘docket’. Locks on the doors next.

The Mirror – Patients could be banned from A&E without a referral from GP under new Tory plans

The Reading Chronicle – NHS England ‘may well pilot’ a scheme where patients are banned from A&E if they haven’t been referred

The Times – Walk-in patients could be banned from A&E unit

Open Democracy (Caroline Molloy) – Jeremy Hunt considers banning patients from walking up to A&Es

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