Long Covid: nearly 2m days lost in NHS staff absences in England

Posted by on January 23, 2022 7:01 pm
Categories: Global Stories

MPs urge support for workers after data shows extent of ongoing illness in first 18 months of pandemic

NHS trusts in England lost nearly 2m days in staff absences due to long Covid in the first 18 months of the pandemic, according to figures that reveal the hidden burden of ongoing illness in the health service.

MPs on the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on coronavirus estimate that more than 1.82m days were lost to healthcare workers with long Covid from March 2020 to September 2021 across England’s 219 NHS trusts.

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