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Fat, unfit NHS staff top the sick league

Publié par Clifford Armion le 19/08/2009

Sam Lister

"More than 45,000 NHS workers call in sick each day one and a half times the rate of absence seen in the private sector.

"The first national audit of staff habits has found that high rates of obesity, smoking, absenteeism and poor mental health are having a direct impact on the quality of patient care.

"Dr Steve Boorman, a leading occupational health expert, was asked by the Government to assess links between staff habits and NHS productivity. He will present his interim review today. His findings are drawn from six months of staff surveys, workshops, data reviews and responses from trusts and experts. "

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"Fat, unfit NHS staff top the sick league", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2009. Consulté le 29/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/fat-unfit-nhs-staff-top-the-sick-league