How NHS pressures led me to quit the job I love
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How NHS pressures led me to quit the job I love

Matthew Osborne Adult nursing lecturer, University of Essex

Nurse who announced his resignation on Twitter after 14 years’ work in an emergency department explains why

It is 4.30am on Wednesday 29 March 2023. I’ve been awake for the past hour thinking about work yesterday and the shift in two hours that I must get ready for. My scrubs hang on the back of the bedroom door, my lunch is in the fridge, and my equipment bag is on the floor by the front door. I’m so tired, yet I can’t sleep. Instead, I am staring at my computer and thinking.

Emergency Nurse. 31, 4, 12-12. doi: 10.7748/en.31.4.12.s4

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