Justin Madders – 2021 Comments on Potential NHS Staff Exodus

The comments made by Justin Madders, the Shadow Health Minister, on 24 March 2021.

These figures should be ringing alarm bells loud and clear that Ministers need to change course and start listening to and valuing the NHS workforce.

Years of pay freezes, record vacancies and relentless pressure are having their effect with hard pressed staff voting with their feet.

The last year has seen NHS workers perform heroically but for many the offer of a real terms pay cut will be the last straw so Government need to urgently reconsider their approach otherwise the exodus we have seen in recent years will become a flood.