A new report commissioned by the House of Commons finds NHS staff and social care workers are suffering from burnout at 'emergency levels'. The report has said problems with burnout among the NHS and care staff already existed but was increased due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Staff shortages have been indicated as one of the causes of burnout as the work days became longer and the pressure on staff grew. It was also found that staff felt overwhelmed after lockdown ended as patients who had not been to see their GP during lockdown were now coming in with an array of health problems. NHS and care staff felt insufficiently equipped to deal with the incoming patients due to a lack of proper staffing support in the workforce.
Source: BBC News, 8 June 2021