Thousands go on sick leave as crisis cripples NHS


by LAUREN CODLING NHS staff are suffering from depression and anxiety which they are attributing to their jobs, doctors are claiming. Over 200,000 health service employees took time off to deal with stress, anxiety or other mental health-related issues in the past three years, data released earlier this month by 170 trusts across the UK revealed. Additional data showed that more than 91,000 NHS employees have taken at least a month’s leave to deal with stress. Dr Samar Mahmood, a GP in South Yorkshire, said he was not surprised to see the increasing numbers of NHS staff taking time off…

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