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Stress caused ambulance workers to take 80,000 sick days last year

As 85 per cent of emergency service workers worry about burnout, experts say managers play an essential role in supporting wellbeing

One in eight (12 per cent) paramedics and ambulance healthcare assistants were off ill with stress or anxiety last year, forcing them to take more than 80,000 sick days collectively.

According to figures gathered through a series of freedom of information requests submitted by trade union GMB, 2,468 paramedics and healthcare assistants had to take time off because of stress in the financial year 2016-17, leading to 81,668 working days being lost.

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December 6, 2017

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