NHS nurses: filling the recruitment gap
Falling number of nurses in the NHS paints a worrying picture | The King's Fund
More than , nurses have quit the NHS since , official figures have revealed. The number quitting because they're unhappy with their work-life balance has almost tripled in the same period. There has been a 73 per cent rise in nurses leaving for health reasons, and 69 per cent more resigned because of a lack of opportunities in than in The damning figures come as the NHS is in the grip of a staffing and hospital crisis, with experts saying last month may have been its toughest ever. Labour Party research has uncovered the stats and the party called them 'utterly staggering'. Research by the Labour Party found the number of NHS nurses resigning was 27 per cent higher in than it was in stock image.
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There has been a sharp rise in the number of nurses considering quitting the profession compared to this time last year, suggest results from a new survey. The survey findings feature in a new report published by Royal College of Nursing and cover the views of almost 42, of its members across the UK and Channel Islands. The report warned that the increase in those thinking about leaving was a cause for serious alarm, especially as before the pandemic the workforce was already 40, members short in the NHS in England alone. Concerns were also raised in the report about the number of respondents working longer hours during the pandemic. Earlier sticking plasters are no longer covering gaping holes.
This figure covers all nurses and health visitors who have left the NHS in England in the last eight years, including those with an unknown reason for leaving as well as those who have retired or died in service. Overall the number of nurses working in the NHS is slightly higher than in Labour party, 27 March Research released by the Labour party this week and quoted by a number of media outlets claimed that over , nurses have quit the NHS since Some retired as Labour outlined in their full press release, though did not make as clear in the online version , others were transferred, some were dismissed and others died in service.