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Workforce wake-up call: can the NHS survive the Big Quit?

After a gruelling two years and with ongoing shortages, UK nurses are following a global trend

After a gruelling two years and with ongoing staff shortages, UK nurses are following a global trend of resigning

In the US, it has been called the ‘Big Quit or ‘Great Resignation’.

A staggering 4.3 million Americans left their jobs in August 2021, according to the US Bureau of Labor – the highest number on record. And something similar may be happening in the UK.

Vacancies rise as people redefine what they want from their job

Latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show job vacancies across the UK at a record high of 1.102 million for the three months from July-September 2021, an increase of 318,000 on the pre-pandemic level.

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