Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019

If we want NHS staff to care for us, we need to care for them | Mark Britnell

Healthcare staff worldwide are quitting due to stress and burnout. But small changes can make a big difference

Healthcare staff in the NHS – and globally – are feeling undervalued, overworked and demoralised.

In a survey of 17,000 American doctors, 54% reported low morale. In China physician burnout rates of 66-87% have been reported, while doctors in India and the UK have taken strike action in the past three years. In 2016 a survey of nurses and midwives in Australia found almost a third had considered leaving the profession because of burnout.

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