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Millennials who want to work flexible hours and demand career breaks are blamed for NHS staffing crisis

Post by Didge on Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:14 am

Millennials who want to work flexible hours and take career breaks could be contributing towards a future NHS staffing crisis. The NHS will need 190,000 more staff by 2027 in order to meet the demands of a growing and ageing population, according to new research. But the Health Education England (HEE), the body responsible for the NHS’s workforce, warned that at the current rate, only 72,000 new staff could be expected to join the service in the next 10 years.

In its report Finding The Facts, Shaping The Future: A Health Care Workforce Strategy for England To 2027, it warned the changing attitudes of employees needed factoring in. Chief executive Ian Cumming, said the NHS may have to embrace radical reform in order to meet the future needs of the population.

‘We are already seeing that the younger generation are wanting different things,’ he told The Times.

‘They’re wanting more flexibility to choose when they work. They’re wanting to work for a couple of years and then perhaps go travelling for a year.

‘Indeed, we are seeing a reduction already in the numbers of hours that people are working.’

The NHS is under increasing strain, largely due to an ageing population and because of additional pressures, such as immigration.In England, 11.6 million people are now aged 65 and over an increase of 21 per cent in a decade, while 1.5 million are aged 85 or over, an increase of 85 per cent. It estimated that one million extra people will have dementia by 2021, while the number of people with three or more long-term conditions will have risen to 2.9 million by 2018.

The HEE report suggested the NHS had not had a full strategy for recruiting or retaining staff for more than 20 years. It said: ‘Modelling shows that with no action, including increased productivity or service redesign, the NHS will need 190,000 additional posts by 2027.

‘If supply continues at the rate of the last five years, 72,000 new staff could be expected to join the NHS by 2027.’



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Post by *THE Ben Reilly* on Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:29 am

Those darn millennials! Who's going to step up and do something about them?

Too bad Britain has shut off its borders, you could just import the solution to this.

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Post by Didge on Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:32 am

Ben Reilly wrote:Those darn millennials! Who's going to step up and do something about them?

Too bad Britain has shut off its borders, you could just import the solution to this.


Since when has Britain shut its borders to immigrants?

"Fake news alert"


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Post by veya_victaous on Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:33 am

How is this the millennial's fault?

11.6 million people are now aged 65 and over an increase of 21 per cent in a decade, while 1.5 million are aged 85 or over, an increase of 85 per cent.

Surely someone before the millennials could have planned for living into old age?

And flexible working hours etc you can blame on the market, a lot of jobs offer things like that to attract good staff.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:02 am

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That particular minority subset of "millenials" are heading for a wakeup call, and very soon...

The great majority of paid employment positions are still not 'flexitime'..

Just consider these, for example :

Police, firies, ambo's
Doctors and nurses in hospital and many vorporate jobs
Factory workers
Aged care workers
Farm and orchard workers (the bosses may have flexible hours, but the paid help works where and when they're told to..)
Military
Retail, banking and warehouse positions..


Those millenials are dreaming, if they don't realise that it's still only a minority of jobs that meet those expectations. Most businesses simply can't afford to pander to such a nonsensical 'sense of entitlement'.          

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