Skip to comments.One in four midwives thinking of quitting [NHS]
Posted on 11/10/2013 6:25:42 PM PST by markomalley
Almost a quarter of midwives are considering leaving the profession in the next year because of resentment over pay and conditions.
A survey by the Royal College of Midwives found that staff were demoralised, disillusioned and burnt out. An increasing sense of alienation in the workplace led 36 per cent of the 1,025 midwives questioned to admit that they often think about leaving their NHS trust.
And 24 per cent said they were so disenchanted with their work that they would potentially change careers within a year. Of those with fewer than 10 years service, the figure rose to 29 per cent.
Cathy Warwick, the chief executive of the college, said many midwives were carrying out growing amounts of unpaid work despite the rewards they receive diminishing.
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Who’s having kids there?
The doctors who work for the British NIH also complain about the pay.