New figures that we’ve published today
show an increase in the number of nurses and midwives leaving our register while at the same time, numbers joining have slowed down. This has resulted in an overall reduction in the numbers of nurses and midwives registered to work in the UK.
Recently public attention has focused on the reducing number of EU nurses and midwives joining our register. But today’s figures
show that it is mainly UK nurses and midwives who are leaving the register, resulting in the overall downward trend.
Source: New figures show an increase in numbers of nurses and midwives leaving the professions
Saw this in the newsletter that the NMC sends me. Interesting. Too bad- that's not a tenable position in which to be.
The article says that from a survey, the top reasons for leaving included (besides retirement): working conditions (such as staffing levels), change in personal circumstances (like an illness), and/or disillusionment with the quality of care given to patients.
Any UK nurses currently working in the UK care to comment? Although I have a NMC license I have never used it.