200,000 nurses quit NHS since 2010

29 Mar 2019
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GMB, the union for NHS staff, has responded to figures showing 200,000 nurses have left the health service since 2010. 

Rachel Harrison, GMB National Officer, said:

“These dedicated NHS staff are leaving our health service at an alarming rate, overworked, underpaid and unappreciated 

“Nurses have had an average of £5,000 swiped from the pay packets since 2010 by years of real terms wage cuts and inexcusable, shoddy pay deals. 


“Meanwhile they work round the clock, much of it as unpaid overtime, while demand rockets and resources are slashed by the Government.

“No wonder they feel undervalued when their morale has been sapped by a grim procession of Tory Health Secretaries."

“The Conservative Party has once again shown they cannot be trusted to care for our NHS and the people who make it."


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