NHS reaching crisis point, survey suggests

Politics.co.uk, May 12, 2011 The number of patients being treated by nurses has shot up just as staff numbers fall, a new survey suggests. The survey, conducted by health union Unison to coincide with 'Nurses' Day', paints a bleak picture of life in the NHS as concerns over the government's proposed healthcare reforms grow. "The results of this damning survey are both sad and shocking," said Gail Adams, Unison head of nursing. "Nurses and midwives see first hand the damage that the government's cuts are inflicting on patient care, so it is perhaps not surprising that 65% say they have considered leaving the NHS." ... NHS