More staff and more treatments in local NHS

 

The latest figures for the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust show that locally more medical staff are treated more people. It is a story of growth and improvement in service.

Sine 2010 the local NHS has recruited an extra 70 hospital doctors and 258 additional nurses. There were 1313 more operations in 2012/13 compared to 2009/10. 8960 more people were seen in 2013/14 compared to 2009/10 with a wait of under 4 hours.

The rate of cdif infection has more than halved over the same time period

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2 Comments

  1. Cliff. Wokingham
    Posted February 13, 2015 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    John,

    The real question that needs answering, is not how many doctors or nurses extra there are but, how many additional man hours have been provided by all of these “extra” doctors and nurses.

    I retired from my post as a nurse on a Thirty-seven and a half hour contract, I was replaced by two nurses each on sixteen hour contracts….Result; number of nurses doubled, number of nursing hours reduced….Is this the reality across the NHS and is all the bragging by politicians about increased numbers of doctors and nurses, merely smoke and mirrors?
    We need to see figures for man hours not man numbers!

  2. CHRISTOPHER HOUSTON
    Posted February 13, 2015 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Has any EU body or national government compiled statistics of number and type of medical staff trained per year in for example the EU member countries, number of those employed within their own countries after training, number of medical staff leaving their respective countries to other EU countries with times and dates and the number of medical staff still remaining in those nation states. And, the capacity of training facilities per nation, number of possible trainees per year and have these statistics been cross-referenced in a similar manner to police investigations where they seek cross-corroboration? Reason? The net increase in employment of medical personnel in the UK using large numbers of foreigners should, one would think , lead to a deficit of personnel in other EU countries and questions raised in those countries of the sustainability of their training establishments, and medical infrastructure, and, the relative cost of training a set number of personnel who will actually remain in residence. Looking at the foreign press, it appears there is rather too little of these questions being asked by opposition political parties in those countries and no public demonstrations insisting their hospitals should not be closed because of a shortage of staff. This seems anomalous.

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