On 26th March 2019 A&E departments in two London hospitals were saved from closure. Sites at Charing Cross and Ealing were spared after the Health Secretary Matt Hancock axed plans for steep cuts to funding for NHS services across the borough.
In a surprise announcement during questions in the Commons, Matt Hancock told MPs that the proposed closures would not go ahead much to the delight of locals who had protested the plans from the outset.
Without radical action, nurse shortages in the UK will double in the next 5 years, whilst General Practitioner (GP) vacancies could almost treble. A focus on the financial support and training of new nurses is believed to be the catalyst to ending the NHS nursing shortage crisis.
Naomi Clews Consultancy
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