More than 1,000 UK doctors want to quit NHS over handling of pandemic

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New survey finds two-thirds of respondents plan to leave within three years, citing Covid-19 burnout and frustrations over pay

Over 1,000 doctors plan to quit the NHS because they are disillusioned with the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and frustrated about their pay, a new survey has found.

The doctors either intend to move abroad, take a career break, switch to private hospitals or resign to work as locums instead, amid growing concern about mental health and stress levels in the profession.

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