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UK NHS to cull 8,000 jobs in central bureaucracy


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Health chiefs have ordered a blitz on bureaucracy, with up to 40 per cent of jobs to go at central bodies.

It follows revelations of an “explosion” in such jobs since the pandemic, despite little change in the size of the frontline workforce.

On Thursday Amanda Pritchard, the head of the health service, ordered a cull of between 30 and 40 per cent of jobs at NHS England, as it merges with two other organisations. 

The changes, which aim to save £1 billion in five years, follow government promises of a “war on waste and wokery” as NHS funding increases. 

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/nhs-to-cull-up-to-8-000-jobs-after-explosion-in-central-bureaucracy/ar-AAZk0vD?

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"The greatest workforce crisis" in the history of the NHS is putting patients and staff at "serious risk", MPs have said in a damning new report.

The study says there is a shortage of 12,000 hospital doctors, and more than 50,000 nurses and midwives - and that the government has "no credible plan" for making the situation any better.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/nhs-faces-greatest-workforce-crisis-in-history-putting-safety-at-serious-risk-mps-say/ar-AAZVr50?

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On 7/7/2022 at 9:36 PM, Eldorado said:

Health chiefs have ordered a blitz on bureaucracy, with up to 40 per cent of jobs to go at central bodies.

It follows revelations of an “explosion” in such jobs since the pandemic, despite little change in the size of the frontline workforce.

On Thursday Amanda Pritchard, the head of the health service, ordered a cull of between 30 and 40 per cent of jobs at NHS England, as it merges with two other organisations. 

The changes, which aim to save £1 billion in five years, follow government promises of a “war on waste and wokery” as NHS funding increases. 

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/nhs-to-cull-up-to-8-000-jobs-after-explosion-in-central-bureaucracy/ar-AAZk0vD?

Just before the pandemic hit the NHS received £148.9 billion.

Last year it got £191 billion. Thats £42.1 billion extra yet its supposed to be short of 62,000 people. How is this possible with the extra money they have been given? What is its senior management doing?

And watch them strike for a pay rise.

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2 hours ago, Cookie Monster said:

How is this possible with the extra money they have been given? What is its senior management doing?

 

Ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

https://members.parliament.uk/member/4095/contact

Here's where some of it went... (into the back pockets of buddies of Govt Ministers)

"Government writes off £8.7bn of pandemic PPE"

The Department for Health and Social Care documents show items costing £673m were unusable, while £750m of equipment was not used before its expiry date.

The largest write-off - £4.7bn - was because the government paid more for it than it is currently worth, now that global supplies have recovered.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60176283

How much does the NHS spend on drugs each year? 

The NHS spends billions on drugs each year and each year the costs rise. According to the most recent data from NHS Digital, in 2019/20 the overall drugs cost at list price in the NHS was £20.9 billion. This is an increase of 9.9% from £19 billion in 2018/19. The list price is before any discounts, so the actual cost of drugs will be lower. Hospital drug use accounted for just over half (55.9%) of the total at £11.7 billion (2019/20). 

https://lowdownnhs.info/drugs/billions-are-spent-by-the-nhs-on-drugs-every-year-but-how-does-it-work/

The Department’s spending in 2021/22 includes £33.8 billion to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic – this includes procuring personal protective equipment for staff, the vaccine and Test and Trace programmes, and improving the discharge process for hospital patients.

https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/projects/nhs-in-a-nutshell/nhs-budget

What we spend and how we spend it -- NHS England

https://www.england.nhs.uk/contact-us/pub-scheme/spend/

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