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Table 4 Respondents’ perceptions of the working and living environment in New Zealand (n= 632)

From: What motivates doctors to leave the UK NHS for a “life in the sun” in New Zealand; and, once there, why don’t they stay?

Item Strongly disagree (%) Disagree (%) Agree (%) Strongly agree (%) Agree or strongly agree (%)
I get along well with my work colleagues 0 1 43 55 98
I enjoy living in my local community 0 2 40 58 97
I have good clinical support 1 5 59 35 94
I feel that my work is valued by the local community 1 5 54 40 94
The New Zealand health system is easy to work in 1 7 63 29 92
My workload is reasonable 2 7 56 35 91
I have good facilities and equipment to work with 1 8 63 27 90
Integration into the New Zealand health system was straightforward 2 9 60 29 89
I received adequate orientation and support on arrival in New Zealand 3 13 62 22 84
The New Zealand health system is better to work in compared with the UK system 2 18 40 40 80
I have good administrative support 5 20 55 19 74
  1. The final column is the sum of “Agree” and “Strongly agree” responses. Note percentages may not total because of rounding.