18% flexible health and social care workers considering leaving the sector, new report reveals

Highlighting the growing workforce challenges in the UK, a new report has indicated that nearly one in five (18 per cent) flexible health and care sector
workers, engaged in agency work through private providers, might leave the sector in the next two years.

With tens of thousands of flexible staff working within the sector every week, providing care for thousands of people, the report cautioned that failure to address
their concerns could result in poor system performance and patient experience.

The report is based on views drawn from over 10,000 flexible health and social care professionals, including a significant number of those working in pharmacy,
gathered by strategic workforce partners Acacium Group.

According to the report, 24 per cent of workers surveyed reported feeling overstretched by their workload, contributing to burnout and dissatisfaction.

Concerns about working conditions and the level of support from management were cited as key reasons why some healthcare professionals are considering leaving
the sector.