Number of NHS staff leaving for a better work/life balance triples

The number of NHS staff quitting over long hours has tripled in six years, new figures show.

Nurse leaders said patient care was being “routinely compromised by chronic staff shortages” which were set to worsen, unless action is taken.

The NHS figures show that more than 200,000 nurses have left the service since 2010 – including more than 160,000 staff who left for reasons other than retirement.

In 2017/18, more than 26,000 nurses left the health service – a rise from 21,041 in 2010/11, the statistics show.

Full Story: The Telegraph, 27th March 2019