Study: NHS workers feeling increasingly stressed

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The vast majority of professionals in the NHS have experienced increased levels of stress at work over the course of the last 12 months.

That is according to new figures from trade union Unison - a body with more than 1.3 million members - which have revealed that mental anxiety is becoming a more prominent issue among people working for the health service.

Earlier today (March 20th), the government released data collated in the 2011 NHS Staff Survey - a study that questioned in excess of 135,000 employees and revealed that 45 per cent of people do not have enough time to complete their tasks thoroughly.

Meanwhile, 22 per cent of respondents said they cannot currently do their job to a standard they are pleased with.

And research conducted by Unison to coincide with the release of these statistics found that 83 per cent suffered an increase in stress over the last year.

Christina McAnea, head of health at Unison, said: "The staff survey reflects some of the pressures felt by staff but our own survey painted a much bleaker picture."

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20/03/2012 15:59