Covid is not over. Workforce planning. Javid refusal.
-too few ambulances, ventilators and critical care beds to go round
-it is politically convenient to embrace “the end” of the pandemic
-11,000 beds are today occupied with Covid.
-staff morale never lower
-400 staff are quitting every week
one NHS ITU consultant: “we started with 17 ICU consultants: two retired, one on long term sabbatical, one resigned, three off with stress-all needed psych support
“with such staff attrition-no hope of reducing 6.2 million waiting”
The HSCAct has had a Lords amendment-for workforce reviews-which
might be rejected by Treasury and DH, bounced back...
but Javid has said “no more funding for workforce recruitment”
we must future proof the NHS ready for next virus-enough staff, beds, no threadbare...
false narratives about the NHS “coping” are a lie-unhelpful and damaging…
this covid status is sanitised, airbrushed, erased, by political leaders, and much of the media..
Is this "The Wreck of the Hesparus???