In the news …

Quite a lot of articles in the news this week around NHS Workforce. We found out that the number of nurses from the EU applying to register in April 2017 was down to just 46 from around 1000 per month at the beginning of 2016. We were told that the number of full-time equivalent GPs dropped by 1.3% in the last 3 months of 2016 – headcount falling by 0.9% or 390 GPs. If Registrars, locus and retainers are excluded, GP numbers fell by 1.1% (323 FTE GPs).  A report from Exeter medical school involving 2000 GPs showed that 2 in 5 GPs in the South West were considering leaving the NHS in the next 5 years…

It’s not a challenge the SYBPCWG is unaware of and only goes to highlight how vital it is that we work together to come up with innovative solutions to support the existing workforce and invest in a future one which may have to look a little different!



Mark Purvis talks of thinking differently in a recent article in GPOnline …

Nurses to train GPs

Also, the NMC have this week launched a consultation around the new Nursing Standards and education – please contribute if you can …

Nursing education consultation



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