Posted November 29, 2018 15:00:00 What’s happening with the NHS in the UK is a lot more complicated than most people realise.
Here are some of the stories to keep an eye on as the country gears up for Brexit.1.
The NHS is in meltdown.
A year after Brexit, the NHS is being blamed for the deaths of more than 500 people in England.
And many of the problems are being blamed on the staffing shortage.
The Government says it will have enough nurses, doctors and other health professionals to cope with the influx of patients, but many health experts say the Government has made it impossible for them to do their jobs.2.
‘Covid’ outbreak kills 1,000 people in UK.
The Covid outbreak has killed 1,019 people in the United Kingdom, with another 979 being hospitalized, according to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.3.
The UK is going to be in a financial mess.
The UK’s government debt is set to reach a record level of £2.1 trillion ($3.6 trillion) by 2020, according a new report.
And according to a recent report by the Bank of England, the UK’s economy is likely to contract by 0.5 per cent this year.4.
‘Hype’ over Brexit is getting to UK’s health system.
The government has been under pressure from critics of Brexit to release the UK Health Data Framework, which is used to estimate how much the NHS spends on patients and services.
The new framework, which will be unveiled next month, was set up after the Brexit vote to help the Government understand how well the UK economy was doing.
The report found that while the NHS had a positive net impact on the economy, the data showed that the healthcare system had a negative impact on economic growth.5.
Brexit could be bad for the NHS.
A report by health experts warns that Brexit could make it harder for the UK to manage the growing number of patients with chronic conditions.
A number of experts, including Drs Simon Wren-Lewis and Dr Simon Chapman, have warned that the Brexit negotiations could lead to increased demand for the health service and a decrease in the number of specialists in the country.
The authors of the report, from the Royal College of Physicians, also said that the UK could lose its role as a “world leader” in healthcare when its “leadership role is lost”.
“This will have implications for the future health and social care delivery system in the rest of the UK,” they said.
“It is therefore essential that the health system continues to play its key role in providing high quality healthcare in the community.”6.
NHS staff to be put on notice.
The number of people being laid off is expected to hit a record high of 9,000 in 2018-19, with an extra 3,000 job losses predicted for 2019-20.
And it’s not just the NHS that is facing its first round of cuts.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has also called for the number and pay of NHS workers to be reassessed.7.
UK doctors to be cut.
The health service is in turmoil.
The number of doctors in the workforce is set for a record low.
The Government is under pressure to reduce the number, and its plans include cutting the number in three of the biggest areas of care.
Dr Matthew Rimmer, an NHS England consultant in the department of medicine, said the current level of nurses in the health sector was “very much the norm” and that this trend could be “reversed”.
He said the NHS needs more nurses, particularly in primary care, to help it cope with more patients.8.
Government cuts ‘unacceptable’ and ‘unnecessary’.
The Government has been criticised for the level of public spending cuts it is proposing to make, but its plans are also being called “unacceptable” and “unnecessary”.
One of the cuts that is expected is the £1.5 billion in health spending cuts that are set to hit next year.
Dr Ian Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, said it was “extremely unlikely” that the Government would be able to deliver a tax cut for all households, and he said the Government should consider a “gradual reduction” in public spending, not a massive overhaul.9.
Brexit is the biggest threat to jobs and the economy in UK in two decades.
As well as the UK being hit by a Brexit, there is a rise in the numbers of people retiring and people leaving the workforce.
The Office for National Statistics said the number working in jobs such as teaching, caring for the elderly and caring for disabled people was set to fall by about 13,000 by 2021.
And while the number retiring from the labour force has increased over the last year, it has also fallen by nearly 11,000 over the past year.10.
UK faces ‘significant risks’ in Brexit negotiations.
Despite the uncertainty over the UK and the Brexit talks, Brexit