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Doctors welcome NHS plan to help staff with mental health issues

STRESSES OF THE JOB: More NHS staff are being affected by mental heath problems

By: Lauren Codling

by LAUREN CODLING SENIOR doctors have welcomed the launch of a new support scheme designed to help tackle mental health within NHS staff, as recent statistics revealed 40 per cent of GPs have experienced anxiety or depression. The NHS announced the new mental health support system last Friday (5), as pressures and cutbacks have seen many doctors taking sick leave to cope with anxiety and depression. Statistics released by BMJ in August show that two in five GPs in England and Wales have experienced conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Earlier this year, data from…

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