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NHS sickness 'higher than in public sector'


A new report has found that NHS staff in England take nearly 11 days a year in sick leave, two thirds more than the average in the private sector.

The figures have sparked a row, with unions insisting that health workers have highly stressful jobs.

Jane Hughes reports.


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