DAUK in The Guardian: More than 1,000 UK doctors want to quit NHS over handling of pandemic

Following our survey of over 1700 doctors The Guardian reported on our findings:

New survey finds two-thirds of respondents plan to leave within three years, citing Covid-19 burnout and frustrations over pay”


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“Over 1,000 doctors plan to quit the NHS because they are disillusioned with the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and frustrated about their pay, a new survey has found.

The doctors either intend to move abroad, take a career break, switch to private hospitals or resign to work as locums instead, amid growing concern about mental health and stress levels in the profession.

“NHS doctors have come out of this pandemic battered, bruised and burned out”, said Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden, president of the Doctors’ Association UK, which undertook the research. The large number of medics who say they will leave the NHS within three years is “a shocking indictment of the government’s failure to value our nation’s doctors,” she added. “These are dedicated professionals who have put their lives on the line time and time again to keep patients in the NHS safe, and we could be about to lose them.””

Read the full article in The Guardian.