NHS absence crisis: more than 200,000 nurses have resigned since 2010 and the number that stops working in the work-life balance is TRIPLED
- Research by the PvdA has shown that the & # 39; staggering & # 39; figures are rising
- 73 percent more staff have been stopped due to health problems
- The NHS has a shortage of nearly 40,000 nurses and patient care suffers
More than 200,000 nurses have stopped using the NHS since 2010, official figures have revealed.
The number that stops because they are not satisfied with their work-life balance has almost tripled in the same period.
73 percent more nurses left for health reasons and 69 percent more discharge due to a lack of opportunities in 2018 than in 2011.
The destructive figures are because the NHS is in the grip of a temporary and hospital crisis, with experts saying last month that it might have been the toughest ever.
Labor Party research has uncovered the statistics and the party called them & # 39; completely staggering & # 39 ;.
Labor Party research showed that the number of NHS nurses who resigned in 2017-18 was 27 percent higher than in 2010-11 (stock image)
All NHS employees who left their jobs between 2010-11 and 2017-18 are included in the data collection of a total of 896,917 employees, 200,586 of whom are nurses.
The most common reasons for nurses to leave health care were retirement or relocation, while the largest category was an unknown reason.
In 2018, 2,910 nurses and health visitors stopped because they did not like their work-life balance, compared to 1,069 in 2011.
Meanwhile, 544 nurses stopped for health reasons (up to 315), and 221 resigned due to a lack of opportunities (from 131).
There are nearly 40,000 vacant nursing jobs in England and these numbers emphasize the NHS's struggle to hold on to the staff it already has, critics said.
& # 39; It is utterly staggering that our NHS among the Tories has lost more than 200,000 nurses and that voluntary redundancy at the NHS has increased by 55 percent & # 39; said Jonathan Ashworth, secretary of Shadow Health at Labor.
& # 39; We are faced with a retention crisis in our NHS and standards that employees may expect – anchored in the NHS Constitution – are simply abandoned. & # 39;
A total of 26,776 NHS nurses resigned in 2017-18, more than a quarter (27 percent) of 21,041 in 2010-11.
During the period covered by these statistics, the government canceled the scholarships for people studying nursing or midwifery at the university.
And the budget to help employees develop their skills at work has now been reduced to a third of its value five years ago, Labor said.
A report by think tanks the Nuffield Trust, the Health Foundation and The King & # 39; s Fund this month warned that the shortage of nurses could rise to 48,000 within five years without acting quickly.
And it said the ambitions of the NHS published in its long-term plan would be & # 39; impossible to achieve & # 39; unless more nurses are hired.
Dame Donna Kinnair, acting chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing said: “Health and care services are losing thousands of experienced, dedicated nurses who feel that no one is listening to their concerns adequately and patient care is routinely compromised by chronic staff shortages .
& # 39; It is impossible to increase the number of nursing students in higher education and to refresh our staff without a clear commitment to address the offer and a new financing of at least £ 1 billion to replace the existing faulty system replaced. & # 39;
Ashworth adds: & # 39; After years of wage cuts, cuts in training budgets and increasing pressure, it's no wonder that the NHS has to deal with chronic shortages of 100,000 employees.
& # 39; These deficits affect patient care every day as waiting lists grow and operations are canceled.
& # 39; It is my ambition that the NHS becomes the best employer in the world.
& # 39; It is not only the right thing to do to improve the quality of patient care, it is also in our economic interest. & # 39;
94% OF NURSES SAY THAT SUPPORT MAKES PATIENT CARE HARMFUL
Nine out of 10 NHS nurses say that a shortage of staff affects the quality of care that they can offer their patients.
An opinion poll of 2,064 employees by the trade magazine the Nursing Standard has created some feeling from their depth, while others feel that they have to work late to get things done.
An anonymous nurse said: & # 39; Care in the profession has disappeared … [we’re] only interested in emptying beds for emergencies. I cannot provide good care every day. & # 39;
The survey found that 61 percent of nurses said their employer tried to identify a personnel problem, but it had failed, while 83 percent said they had expressed concern about their boss's personnel policy.
The lack of staff affected the most vulnerable hospital patients, the nurses revealed.
& # 39; We have found that we need to take care of some really complex, ill-medical patients and feel completely out of our depth and knowledge & # 39 ;, someone said.
And the problems also persist in care homes, with one report that they had to treat 44 residents, spread over two floors during a shift of 12 and a half hours.
The acting director of the Royal College of Nursing, Dame Donna Kinnair, said: “It is difficult to find a member of the nursing staff, regardless of where they work, who is not affected by unsafe crew.
& # 39; These results make it clear that current conditions cannot be continued – in the NHS or beyond. & # 39;