Thousands of NHS hospital consultants intend to quit years before retirement, survey finds

‘Implications of such a significant loss of skilled and specialist clinicians is potentially disastrous,’ says BMA

Thousands of senior hospital doctors are planning to leave the NHS years early, according to a survey.

Six out of 10 consultants intend to retire before or at the age of 60 to cut back their working hours, the research found.

The British Medical Association, which questioned more than 4,000 consultants for the survey, said so many experienced doctors leaving would be “potentially disastrous”.


Full story on the Independent, 10 January 2019