DAUK in The Independent: more than 1,000 doctors want to leave NHS over government’s mishandling of pandemic

Survey conducted by Doctors’ Association UK reveals mounting disillusionment among frontline medics

“More than 1,000 doctors have said they intend to quit the NHS due to the government’s mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic and frustration over wages, according to new research.

In a survey conducted by the Doctors’ Association UK (DAUK), two-thirds of respondents outlined their plans to move abroad, switch to the private sector or take a career break within the next three years.

The government’s treatment of mentally-drained NHS doctors during the pandemic was cited as a key factor in the mounting disillusionment reported among health professionals, the survey showed.

DAUK president Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden said medics had been left “battered, bruised and burned out” by the crisis.”

Read the full article in The Independent.