Posts Tagged ‘Sick leave’

Sick doctors struggle with ‘shame and failure’

Doctors who have been on long term sick leave find it hard to return to work because they are overwhelmed with feelings of shame and failure, and fear the ...

Too many GPs are complicit in welfare scrounging

So I am 'on the sick' again, signed off for a couple of weeks by my nice GP. Despite having served the NHS blamelessly for 36 years with hardly a day off, ...

Nudity and day-time TV are no substitute for work

It is 9am on Wednesday morning and the rest of the household (including the cats) have all departed to their various destinations. It’s just me and the d...

Juniors look after up to 400 patients at night

There are large variations in the provision of medical cover at night following the introduction of the Working Time Directive, with some doctors bei...

Will the electorate believe rash promises?

I wasn’t going to bother this week as I’m on holiday. But it’s a Sunday afternoon in Cornwall, it’s raining (again), and my granddaughters are noi...

New data reveals high NHS absence rates

Sickness absence rates in the NHS were 4.1% in the first three months of year, but it wasn’t medical and dental staff letting the side down. Medical and...

Will NHS leaders tackle our sick leave culture?

When is the NHS not the NHS? It seems to me that the answer is: whenever it suits the politicians. I am not sure there is anything remotely 'national' ab...

Sorry everyone, no blog this week…

...I have rung in sick today, like 44,999 other healthcare workers!...

Staff sick leave costs the NHS £1.7bn per year

Huge savings could be made if the NHS could reduce the amount of sick leave taken by staff, which costs the service £1.7bn a year, a report says. But t...