Long hours and MSDs drive up NHS absence levels

Source: on 2009-08-19 14:22:00

High levels of sickness absence in the NHS cannot be explained by employees' exposure to infections at work, according to a new review commissioned by the Department of Health.More prosaically, the main factors are the usual culprits - musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and stress.The interim report of the NHS Health and Wellbeing Review, led by Dr Steve Boorman, says that nearly half of NHS staff absence is due to MSDs, and ...

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