NHS feels strain as tens of thousands of staff suffer long Covid

Posted by on April 3, 2021 2:00 am
Categories: Global Stories

ONS says at least 122,000 health service workers have condition, threatening patient care

Intense pressures on the already overstretched NHS are being exacerbated by the tens of thousands of health staff who are sick with long Covid, doctors and hospital bosses say.

At least 122,000 NHS personnel have the condition, the Office for National Statistics disclosed in a detailed report that showed 1.1 million people in the UK were affected by the condition. That is more than any other occupational group and ahead of teachers, of whom 114,000 have it.

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