Workforce burnout and resilience

Thursday, 10 June 2021

This report finds that workforce burnout across the NHS and social care has reached an emergency level and poses a risk to the future functioning of both services.

Only a total overhaul of workforce planning can provide a solution. Available funding was the driver behind planning, rather than the level of demand and staffing capacity needed to service it. The report further cites the absence of any ‘accurate, public projection’ of workforce requirements in specialisms over the next five to ten years.