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Thursday 16th
posted by Morning Star in Britain


TWO thirds of NHS staff have considered quitting over increased workloads, low pay and constant restructuring, a study revealed yesterday.

And more than a third work unpaid overtime, according to Income Data Services which surveyed nearly 30,000 NHS cleaners, radiographers, nurses and senior managers.

The research also showed that 62 per cent rely on extra earnings to get by — up from 54 per cent in 2012.

“This report should ring alarm bells,” said Unison head of health Christina McAnea.

“We are at risk of losing a strong, experienced and dedicated workforce and somehow this government seems immune to their plea.

“Staff are the heart and blood of the NHS, bringing life-saving resources to the millions of patients and families who rely on the service.

“They are an incredible force for good and deserve to be looked after.”

Royal College of Nursing (RCN) employment relations head Josie Irwin said the research highlights the “growing recruitment and retention problems in the NHS” with morale plummeting “largely as a consequence of staff shortages and related workload stress.”




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