Tuesday 19 November 2019 / 1:00 PM Jonathan Ashworth / NHS

9 in 10 NHS bosses say staffing crisis endangering

Jonathon Ashworth, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, commenting on a new NHS Confederation survey on staffing shortages, said:

“It is unprecedented for NHS leaders to warn that staff shortages are so severe that they can’t guarantee the safety of their patients.

“Boris Johnson’s Tories should hang their heads in shame. They have created this crisis by slashing training places and ending the nurses bursary.

“Labour’s NHS rescue plan will restore student nursing bursaries and recruit the thousands of extra staff needed to keep patients safe.”