One in ten nurse sick days down to stress or depression
Stephanie Jones-Berry @NurseNewsSteph Assistant editor (investigations), Nursing Standard
Flavia Munn @Flavers Assistant editor, Nursing Standard
A Nursing Standard investigation reveals worryingly high sickness rates due to these mental health issues in nurses across the UK
Sickness absence remains a thorny issue for the NHS. In 2009, a major government review of the health of the NHS workforce carried out by occupational health expert Steve Boorman, showed that 10 million days a year were lost to sickness absence.
Nursing Standard. 32, 5, 12-15. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.5.12.s13