- 23 February 2022
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Over 35% Of Nurses Say They Are Thinking Of Leaving The Profession In 2022Subscribe To Advice
At the beginning of February, we ran a poll that asked the following question: Are you a UK Registered Nurse thinking of leaving your job in 2022?
Over 330 people voted in our poll.
Only 23% of those polled said they planned to stay in their current jobs. Another 31% indicated they were planning to move roles but stay within Nursing.
Just under 10% plan to retire this year.
That left a worrying 35% saying they plan to quit Nursing altogether sometime this year.
According to the NMC’s mid-year report from Sept 2021, there were just over 692,000 Nurses on the register.
If the results of our poll were to be extrapolated, that would be over 242,000 Nurses leaving the profession nationwide.
When the actual figure for Nurses leaving the profession is published by the NMC, would you expect it to be lower than this?
At the time this poll was run, the government had only just confirmed its U-turn on compulsory vaccination for NHS workers.
Do you think it reasonable to assume that some of those polled had ongoing concerns regarding their positions and mandatory vaccination policies, and thus will have given an answer informed primarily by that insecurity?
Certainly, comments made by some of those polled reflect an uncertainty surrounding the policy of mandatory vaccination.
If you didn’t vote in the poll, which option would you have chosen?
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