Research finds number of people leaving over work-life balance has almost trebled
Record numbers of burnt-out NHS staff in England are quitting because they are fed up with spending too much time at work and not enough at home with their family, research has revealed.
The number of personnel leaving the NHS because of a poor work-life balance has almost trebled in the last seven years, an analysis by the Health Foundation thinktank shows.
Between June 2010 and June 2011, a total of 3,689 employees cited concerns over long working hours as the reason they had decided to stop working for the NHS in England. But 10,257 did so between June 2017 and June 2018 – an increase of 178%.