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Overhaul needed to tackle workforce burnout

A Committee of MPs has warned that workforce burnout presents an “extraordinarily dangerous risk” to the functioning of health & social care. The findings of the report, which are summarised here, reveal the situation has reached “emergency levels'

In a highly critical report, the Health and Social Care Committee found that workforce burnout across the NHS and social care has reached an emergency level, posing a risk to the future functioning of both services. Although COVID-19 had a huge impact on workforce pressures, staff shortages across the NHS and social care were reported to be a significant problem prior to the pandemic and these shortages were identified as the biggest driver of workforce burnout. The committee of MPs concluded that a total overhaul of workforce planning was required.

The inquiry into workforce burnout and resilience looked at: 

The Committee received over 100 written submissions and held four oral evidence sessions, including anonymous in-depth interviews with frontline staff. 

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