Table 3

Main reason for leaving previous job to join NHS Direct

Reason givenn%
Unhappy or frustrated in previous role15723
Wanted improvement in grade, conditions or job security14021
Wanted to be part of something innovative, challenging or nurse led11216
Wanted to use skills or develop new skills568
Needed a break from previous specialty457
Wanted to return to nursing or NHS152
Wanted a safe working environment112
Still in previous job as well as NHS Direct post7611
All nurses682100