In The News24 Feb 2015
The Number of Sick Days we take has Plummeted
Using data from 68 GP surgeries across the nation, researchers found fewer periods of sick leave were taken between 2011 and 2013 than during the equivalent period 10 years earlier, but that the proportion of people taking time off for mild to moderate mental health issues went up from 26 per cent to 38 per cent.
By comparison, there was a decline in the proportion of people taking sick leave for respiratory health problems, from 10 per cent to six per cent.
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