• Question: if you could change or improve one thing about the NHS or your job what would it be?

    Asked by Cass to Chris, Emma, Jonathan, Katharine, Shehla, Simon on 20 Jun 2017. This question was also asked by zoe.gregory, benhawksworth.
    • Photo: Christopher Symonds

      Christopher Symonds answered on 20 Jun 2017:

      Unfortunately the only realistic way to improve the NHS at present is to fund it better and to find more doctors and nurses to be willing to work within it.

    • Photo: Emma Rowe

      Emma Rowe answered on 20 Jun 2017:

      There would be more of us. There aren’t enough people willing to train to be nurses at the moment so we are short staffed which impacts on patients and staff alike.

    • Photo: Katharine Bradbury

      Katharine Bradbury answered on 20 Jun 2017:

      I would like to spend less time doing paperwork and more time seeing patients. If order to achieve that there needs to be more staff and better funding.

    • Photo: Jonathan Harte

      Jonathan Harte answered on 20 Jun 2017:

      More time to spend on Patients, less paperwork and bureaucracy. We have the skills to help people but not always the time or resources to do it, which is frustrating.