Analysis

Well-being at work: is your job making you ill?

What nurses told our survey about norovirus, healthcare-related injury and working when sick
Norovirus, shingles, cld,fluand tonsillitis were among the most common illnesses nurses attributed to work

What nurses told our survey about norovirus, healthcare-related injuries and feeling the pressure to work when sick

  • Nursing Standard survey finds one in six nurses have taken time off due to an injury or illness related to their work
  • Many say workplace practices and short-staffing make them reluctant to take time off when ill
  • Tips for how to avoid norovirus and other infections this winter and how to support staff who call in sick

One in every six nurses in the NHS has had to take sick leave in the past year because of an infection or injury picked up at work.

A Nursing Standard survey found that 16% of more than 2,000 respondents had to take time off due to a healthcare-associated bout of poor health.

Coughs, colds and norovirus: why nurses fall

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