FactCheck: the ‘feast and famine’ of nursing numbers
The Royal College of Nursing claims that there are nearly 20,000 unfilled nursing posts in England, putting patients at risk. FactCheck rolls up its sleeves to find out how unhealthy nursing numbers really are.
FactCheck: how critical are NHS staffing levels?
Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham argues that the drop in nurse numbers is behind the failings in NHS care. Is he right that numbers are “dangerously low”? FactCheck dons its rubber gloves.
Factcheck: Nursing numbers – who’s lying?
“He’s also right that overall clinical staff levels have risen…but only if you choose your time frame carefully.”
Checking up on the number of NHS managers
Nick Clegg claims about NHS managers catches FactCheck’s eye — but do his stats tell the full story?