We need to reward NHS staff
I read this week that along with rising obesity levels, our midwives are under increasing strain at a time when the profession is facing a recruitment shortage. Midwives are overworked, so we’re losing experienced staff because of the conditions. Obesity in pregnancy is also a very concerning issue. The Blue Planet documentary had a great impact in alerting us to the dangers of plastic waste. Perhaps if we invest some money in a documentary where people can see in full the implications of being obese in pregnancy, that might have a similar effect. So often, people in caring professions can be taken advantage of. Working additional time unpaid wouldn’t happen in law or accounting where every hour is charged for, so NHS staff need to be rewarded fairly too.