Comment

Nurses quitting: how intolerable pressures are now taking a toll

To what extent is burnout from the COVID-19 pandemic pushing nurses to quit the profession and what are the likely implications for the UK workforce?

To what extent is burnout from the COVID-19 pandemic pushing nurses to quit the profession and what are the likely implications for the UK workforce?

Already surveys are highlighting concerns about negative psychological effects of the pandemic – notably stress, burnout and post-traumatic stress disorder – on the UK nursing workforce.

Now another, published by the RCN , shows nursing staff in the UK are still being asked to keep going in the face of intolerable pressure.

Evidence is also emerging that damaging experiences during the pandemic have increased the likelihood of some nurses leaving the UK register.

...

Want to read more?

Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first three months:

  • Customisable clinical dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals including Nursing Standard
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • NMC-compliant RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests

This article is not available as part of an institutional subscription. Why is this?

Jobs