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Cost of NHS workforce back pain revealed

9th February 2011

The charity BackCare has warned that NHS staff who injure their backs cost taxpayers more than £400 million each year in staff absence and wasted training.

It suggests at a time when the health service is required to make major savings, large amounts of money could be saved simply by taking a closer look at the wellbeing of the workforce. Research suggests that over 80,000 nurses sustain back injuries at work each year.

 

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Brian Cowan

Thursday 10th February 2011 @ 16:02

For more on this story visit the charity BackCare's website http://www.backcare.org.uk/270-7439/BackCare-says-enough-is-enough-in-bid-to-cut-NHS-costs%21.html


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