Survey reveals impact of long hours and stress on nurses


Information obtained by the Observer newspaper shows that absence from work because of stress among nurses has increased significantly over the past two years. Figures show a 17% increase in Wales, a 27% rise in London and an increase of over a third (34%) in Scotland. The combination of job cuts, frozen resources and increased numbers of patients is leading to many nurses working longer and in more demanding circumstances. One estimate puts the cost of this absence at over £400 million a year (€535m).
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