Nurses and healthcare workers steer their children away from career in health


A THIRD of healthcare workers say they would urge their children not to follow a career in medicine – threatening a further staffing crisis for the NHS in the future.

Thirty-two per cent of health staff surveyed said they would not encourage their children to join the profession – compared to a quarter (23%) of the general public in the east of England who would steer their kids away from a career in health.

Low pay, uncaring bosses and long hours were all cited by health workers as being the worst aspects of the job, according to specialist nursing and healthcare jobsite

A quarter (25%) of healthcare workers surveyed say they are considering leaving the profession – just as figures show the NHS is understaffed by 107,743, the largest figure in its 70-year history.