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Learn to say ‘no’ to excessive work

With many services stretched to breaking point, the pressure to take on more work than is good for you can be overwhelming. Mandy Day-Calder explains how you can resist.
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With many services stretched to breaking point, the pressure to take on more work than is good for you can be overwhelming. Mandy Day-Calder explains how you can resist

How often do you find yourself agreeing to last-minute overtime regardless of the impact it has on your personal life? With some trusts using social media and local radio stations to draft off-duty nurses, it’s now even harder to escape the demands on your time.

Unfortunately, your good will is not enough to solve the crisis the NHS is experiencing. However, by directing more kindness towards yourself and respecting your needs, you may feel more resilient and able to cope. So here we look at ways to stop saying ‘yes’ when your mind and

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