A third of A&E doctors leaving NHS to work abroad

Britain's most senior casualty doctor says British Accident & Emergency doctors are leaving the country in large numbers.

A third of NHS Accident & Emergency doctors have fled abroad in the past five years, due to “toxic” levels of pressure, Britain’s most senior casualty doctor has said.

Dr Cliff Mann said the health service is facing “an existentialist crisis” squandering hundreds of millions of pounds training doctors who turn their back on the NHS, and yet more plugging gaps with locums.

Half of trainee casualty doctors – each costing around half a million pounds to train – are abandoning the speciality within four years, the president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine said.

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