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Number of workers with poor mental health increased by 14%

By April 17, 2018Uncategorized

Poor mental health is the most common reason for people to take time off work, costing businesses an estimated £10.6bn in sickness absence and £21.2bn in reduced productivity per year, according to NHS data.

The news follows recent NHS analysis of 12 million GP-issued fit notes, which found that one in three were linked to mental or behavioural disorders. The number of workers signed off sick or placed under restricted duties because of stress or anxiety increased by 14 per cent between 2015-16 and 2016-17. For more information, click the link below…

https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/news/articles/inability-switch-off-behind-rise-sick-notes

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