DAUK in Metro: More than 1,000 doctors ‘want to leave the NHS after pandemic mishandling’

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

In a survey conducted by Doctors’ Association UK, two-thirds of respondents had either intended to move abroad, switch to the private sector or take a break within the next three years. The government’s treatment of the NHS during the pandemic was cited as a key factor in the mounting disillusionment.

Dr Smanatha Batt-Rawden, president of the Doctors’ Association UK, told The Guardian: ‘NHS doctors have come out of this pandemic battered, bruised and burned out.’

‘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.’

Of the 1,758 doctors who were asked if ‘the pandemic and the government’s treatment of frontline doctors during the pandemic impacted your decision to stay or leave the NHS?’, almost 69% or 1,214, had said that it made them more likely to leave the health service.”

Read the full article in Metro.