During our professional training, we may have often regarded the NHS as the permanent home for our careers.
We fundamentally believe in the principles of the NHS and the ability for people to get help ‘free at the point of use’. However, the increasing reality is that we end up feeling burnt out, stressed and frustrated by the system around us. As clinicians, we’re driven to help people – and determined to make a difference.
But increasingly strict referral criteria, and limitations around treatment, have a profound impact on how we work. Limited opportunities for career progression demotivate us further still.