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Musculoskeletal Injuries in Healthcare Staff


Musculoskeletal Injuries in Healthcare Staff - Evidence Synthesis


The extent of the problem: In 2013 Paterson reported (Paterson, 2013) that the NHS had spent more than a £1bn on sick pay over the last three years. An audit of NHS Occupational Health (Anonymous, 2011) in 2011 found that NHS staff who took sick leave were having to wait for 12 weeks before being referred to occupational health while 5% waited six months or more. Paton (Paton, 2015) reported that 6,000 NHS staff miss work every day because of musculoskeletal problems.


30 Apr 2018