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£1bn spent on sick pay in the NHS in three years

15th March 2013

A report from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists has claimed that a third of NHS trusts are wasting money on staff sick pay that should be used on improving patient care.

Evidence obtained under freedom of information legislation shows that 19.3 million sick days were lost to musculoskeletal conditions, including back pain, over the past three years alone, with the NHS in England spending more than £1 billion on sick pay during that period. It suggests little progress has been made by NHS trusts on sickness following the Boorman Review report of 2009, which advocated the introduction of an effective health and wellbeing strategy to reduce staff sickness in the NHS workforce.

 

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