On Thursday, Fox Sports revealed a list of UK hospitals that have a shortage of physiotherapists.
They include the Royal Free, Liverpool and Manchester hospitals.
Fox Sports UK has obtained a list from the Royal College of General Practitioners that lists the hospitals that do not have enough physiotherapeutic nurses on staff to fill the vacancies.
This means that the hospitals on the list are unable to provide physiotherapsists to the patients that they treat.
The Royal Free and Liverpool are among the hospitals not on the Royal list.
It means that for patients that are unable or unwilling to receive the care that they need, their doctors are unable and unwilling to provide the same care to their patients.
Dr Kevin Moore, an Associate Professor of Medicine at Liverpool’s Queen Mary University of London and an expert in health care systems, told Sky News that hospitals in the UK are in a serious state of shortage of health professionals.
Dr Moore said that a lack of physiotherapy nurses in the country is the biggest problem.
He told Sky: ‘There is a huge demand for physiotherapy in the United Kingdom and that is why physiotherapy has been in a shortage in the health system for years and years and now we are having a crisis in terms of supply and demand.’
The shortage of the physiotheracists, which is a shortage that we have had for the last 10 years or so, is now reaching crisis proportions.’
Dr Moor added: ‘The NHS is now in crisis and it is a real crisis.’
It’s not just the lack of staff that is the problem, it’s the sheer amount of work that is being put into training.’
And that is a very serious problem.’
Dr James O’Connor, a consultant professor of psychology at University College London, said that hospitals are often struggling to train and retain staff because of the demand for medical treatments.’
You have hospitals which have trained a great many doctors but they’re not going to be able to cope with that demand.
We have a huge shortage of nurses and the fact that they’re being trained in a very intensive way means that hospitals cannot cope with it,’ he said.’
There’s a lot of people who are on a waiting list for a job, who have to wait a very long time for that job, so hospitals are going to have to make hard decisions.’
He added that it’s very difficult to train new doctors, as they can be very expensive.’
They are very expensive and very demanding,’ he told Sky.
‘So it is hard to recruit them and to retain them and train them.’
Dr O’Connell added: I think the real problem is that there is a lot more work to be done to train people and get them to the top of their professions, which are different to what physiotherapy is.’
I think it’s probably because the demand is different to the nature of physitherapy.’
We do physiotherapy and physiotherapy is a pretty different thing to physiotherapy.’
What we do is we provide a physiotherapy to a patient and they then return home and they are able to get back to their normal routine of life.’
He said that in the case of the shortage of doctors, it has caused some patients to delay treatment to be treated elsewhere.’
If a patient doesn’t want to wait for the physiotherapy, it means that they will have to have an operation which is quite expensive,’ he added.
‘There are a lot people who have had a long-term illness that they were trying to get a physiotheraphy or a medical procedure done that is now going to cost them tens of thousands of pounds.’
This is a problem that needs to be addressed.’
But the problem is it is an epidemic that is growing.
It is an acute shortage and there is an urgent need for more trained physiotherappers.’
Dr Kevin Moore, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Manchester, said it was not a matter of shortages.
He said: ‘I think that is an issue of demand for a very complex type of care and I think it is not that we are not going through shortages, but that we simply don’t have enough staff to meet the demand.’