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There are 6,162 active vacancies in Northern Ireland health trusts, including vacancies for at least 164 consultant and speciality doctors. Stock image

There are 6,162 active vacancies in Northern Ireland health trusts, including vacancies for at least 164 consultant and speciality doctors. Stock image

There are 6,162 active vacancies in Northern Ireland health trusts, including vacancies for at least 164 consultant and speciality doctors. Stock image

Thousands of staff have quit health trusts in Northern Ireland as the Covid pandemic has pushed workers to exhaustion and pressure continues to mount on workers.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) NI and British Medical Association (BMA) suspect vacancy numbers could be even higher and have cited “workload and personal wellbeing”, as well as “pay and remuneration”, as the main reasons for staff leaving.


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