Staff turnover in the NHS
Too many staff leaving or joining the NHS may be potentially very costly and disruptive for the quality of services provided to patients. We look at turnover of NHS staff groups working in England.
Staff in organisations that have ceased to be NHS organisations are not treated as NHS leavers. A small number of staff that move between NHS non-ESR and ESR organisations will have a minor impact on the true numbers that join and leave the NHS in England.
Joining and leaving rates are calculated by dividing the number of joiners or leavers for a category of staff by the average of the number of staff in that category at the beginning and end of the period.
For more information about this data see NHS Digital, NHS Workforce Statistics