From BBC UK today:
The large number of unfilled NHS job vacancies is posing a serious risk to patient safety, a report by MPs says. It found England is now short of 12,000 hospital doctors and more than 50,000 nurses and midwives, calling this the worst workforce crisis in NHS history.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-62267282
In a report where former Con Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt only suggests that tackling the shortage must be a “top priority” for the new prime minister when they take over in September, there’s no suggestion that the Health Secretary should resign. All forgiven; fresh start?
It’s Steve Barclay just in case you didn’t know. I had to check. He’s not mentioned in the report at all.
Only in the 24th out of 26 paragraphs do we see what should be the headline:
Labour’s shadow health secretary Wes Streeting accused the government of having “utterly failed” to address the crisis.
BBC Scotland would give the three opposition parties several lines each to blame the Health Secretary and perhaps headline with a phrase from them.
It was the same with this in 2019:
No calls for resignation.
The contrast with BBC Scotland is sharp and ideological:
That’s one death, one.
One gran, one.