Report warns of nursing ‘exodus’ as many look to quit after pandemic

A new report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) reveals that almost a third more nurses and midwives are looking to leave the profession now than a year ago.

The report – Recover, Reward, Renew – calls for a “new deal” for NHS workers in order to retain them.

The reports notes that any deal should include a pay increase of at least 5%, flexible working by default, and national recognition of clinical skills.

The report is based on a YouGov poll of 1,000 healthcare professionals carried out between 9-15 February 2021 – nearly a year after the start of the pandemic.

Full story in Nursing Notes, 7 April 2021