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If you’re stressed at work, comparing yourself to others will only feed the anxiety

Practical tips for nurses on how to stop negative thoughts in their tracks
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Practical tips for nurses on how to stop negative thoughts in their tracks

The much-anticipated NHS staff survey results for England were published at the end of February. The survey, which was conducted between September and December 2018, is one of the largest workforce surveys in the world, with the findings giving a sense of the experience of NHS staff.

As with all research studies, the data can be interpreted in many ways, but not even the cleverest of politicians could put a positive spin on the figures for health and well-being.

The stress of working in the NHS

With almost 40% of staff saying they felt unwell as a result of work-related stress in the past 12 months, there’s no doubt that stress is a major problem in the NHS. As well as affecting individual staff members, it


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