NHS in Brief: Destination unknown for doctors



NHS Digital’s summer update on “reasons for leaving” reveals the biggest cause among doctors is “Voluntary Resignation – Other/Not Known”.

It details 740 doctors left for reasons unknown in the third quarter of 2017-18. Even these vague figures come with a health warning – they are drawn from Electronic Staff Records and “their quality will depend on data completeness and accuracy of completion of each person’s records.”