Push and pull: why allied health professionals stay in, leave or return to the NHS - views of professionals inside and outside the NHS

This research investigated perceptions of working for the NHS as an AHP. A total of 2051 qualified professionals from Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Radiography, and Speech and Language Therapy provided data. Participants were in one of three groups: Stayers have been employed by the NHS ever since qualifying; Leavers had been employed by the NHS at one time, but now were not; and Returners had left but had come back to the NHS.