All posts tagged: haemorrhaging

‘A haemorrhaging of public servants out of Northern Ireland’: The impact of years without a govt | UK News

‘A haemorrhaging of public servants out of Northern Ireland’: The impact of years without a govt | UK News

[ad_1] Without political input, many important decisions on budgets and public sector pay have been impossible to pass. Successive suspensions at Stormont over the years have contributed to long-term issues in the public sector, with impacts seen across all areas of public services. But perhaps nowhere more so than in the health and social care sector. There are over 420,000 people currently waiting for their first consultant-led outpatient appointment following referral, an increase of more than fivefold since 2008. While some individuals may appear on the list more than once awaiting separate treatments, this is still a huge figure in a population of 1.9 million. In the latest available figures to the end of September, half of these had been waiting for more than a year to see a consultant, up from 5% in June 2015. And nearly one in three patients had been waiting for more than two years for their initial consultation, up from 0.1% in September 2015. More on Data And Forensics Health and Social Care Northern Ireland’s figures are not directly …

Disaster for Sunak as pollster warns Tories are ‘haemorrhaging’ votes to Reform UK | Politics | News

Disaster for Sunak as pollster warns Tories are ‘haemorrhaging’ votes to Reform UK | Politics | News

[ad_1] Rishi Sunak’s Tories are ‘haemorrhaging” votes to Reform UK, a pollster has warned, with the embattled Prime Minister on the ropes after Tuesday night’s significant backbench rebellion – and the resignation of two of his ministers. Labour’s lead over the Conservative Party is currently a whopping 17 points, according to Savanta’s latest voting intention poll, published this evening (January 16). The poll sees Labour on 44 percent of the vote, down one point from the week before, and the Conservatives on 27 percent, up by one point in the same period. Interviews with 2,148 UK adults aged 18 and over took place were conducted over the course of the weekend roughly 60 Tories voted for two amendments to Mr Sunak’s Rwanda Bill, proposed by Robert Jenrick and Sir Bill Cash. Lee Anderson and Brendan Clarke-Smith – both deputy chairmen of the party – were among the rebels, and tendered their resignations. Commenting, Chris Hopkins, political research director at Savanta, said: “The polling picture for Rishi Sunak has looked bleak ever since he took office, …