Growing consumer demands, shrinking budgets and impact of Brexit on overseas recruitment are creating a perfect storm for the NHS. 1% of doctors are leaving the NHS every month and the number of EU nationals registering as NHS nurses has dropped by 92% since Brexit. But with many CQC reviews still citing bullying as a reality in many Trusts, work around reshaping culture and values will help to stem departures and drive up engagement
Although Britain’s National Health System (NHS) has provided effective universal coverage for almost 70 years, it is facing a major health workforce crisis that jeopardizes its future. The NHS currently offers healthcare that is free at point of delivery to UK and European Union (EU) citizens, but proof of citizenship is often not even required. Funded largely with revenue from general taxation and National Insurance contributions, only 1.2% of NHS revenue comes from direct patient charges.