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Should I stay or should I go? NHS staff retention in the post COVID-19 world

A report into NHS workforce retention challenges and prospects, summarising headline findings from a series of large-scale UK-wide surveys of NHS employees.

This report, led by Andrew Weyman (Department of Psychology, University of Bath), and co-authored by Richard Glendinning, Rachel O’Hara, Joanne Coster, Deborah Roy and Peter Nolan, highlights a rising trend in numbers of NHS staff applying for non-NHS jobs since the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic. It draws on three waves of survey data from over 17,000 NHS staff gathered between late 2020 and summer 2022.