As already better-staffed NHS Scotland’s vacancies run at half the rate in England, ‘The extent of the [UK] Government’s failure to plan the NHS workforce is astonishing.’

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John Robertson
As already better-staffed NHS Scotland’s vacancies run at half the rate in England, ‘The extent of the [UK] Government’s failure to plan the NHS workforce is astonishing.’

On Monday, Lib Dem health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton accused the Scottish Government of a ‘chronically chaotic approach to workforce planning.’ See: Lib Dems provide STV and Herald with cheap and shabby copy on NHS consultant costs Today, the Independent wrote, based on official figures releases: ‘More than 100,000 NHS posts unfilled, reveal ‘grim’ official figures: Quarterly data released by regulator NHS Improvement today, for the year to December, shows the 234 NHS trusts in England “employ 1.1 million whole-time-equivalent staff but that they…

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John Robertson
As already better-staffed NHS Scotland’s vacancies run at half the rate in England, ‘The extent of the [UK] Government’s failure to plan the NHS workforce is astonishing.’