A third of junior doctors plan to leave NHS to work abroad in next 12 monthsBMJ 2022; 379 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o3066 (Published 29 December 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;379:o3066
- Adele Waters
- The BMJ
Four in 10 junior doctors in the UK plan to leave the NHS as soon as they can find another job, show the results of a survey conducted by the BMA over the past two months.
A third (33%) said that they planned to work in another country within the next 12 months, with Australia and New Zealand the most favoured destinations (42% and 20%, respectively), followed by the Middle East (9%), Canada and Europe (excluding the UK) (9%), and the US (5%).
Poor pay and working conditions were cited as the top reasons for junior doctors wanting to quit the UK’s health service. In the survey of 4553 junior doctors, 83% cited pay …