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Older workers flock from NHS

A huge increase in the numbers of older workers retiring from the NHS is threatening the Government's plans to modernise the service, a report by the Kings Fund has found.

Long hours, increasing workload and low morale has forced many experienced GPs, nurses and hospital doctors to quit, the report, 'Great to be Grey', concluded.

Author Sandra Meadows said: 'Older workers are leaving the NHS as they feel overworked, disillusioned, physically exhausted and stuck in rigid career paths.'

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