A major report into the health and wellbeing of staff working in the NHS has warned that staff are suffering from high levels of mental distress due to work stress, bullying and harrassment. A survey carried out as part of the report found that half of its respondents were 'more stressed than usual' and around a third said that they did not believe that the NHS took a positive interest in employees' health and well-being. NHS staff took an average of 10.7 days sick in a year compared to 9.7 days in the rest of the public sector and 6.4 in the private. Absence rates were higher in mental-health trusts (5.2%) than in the rest of the NHS (4.5%).
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