NHS cuts blamed for rise in staff stress

NHS cuts blamed for rise in staff stress

NHS cuts blamed for rise in staff stress

First published in News Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Health Reporter

NHS cuts have been blamed for a large increase in staff suffering from stress at a major health trust.

Figures obtained from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental health and district nursing services, showed there were 31,891 working days lost in 2013/14 due to anxiety, stress, depression or other psych- iatric illnesses.

The figure has increased from 21,408 in 2010/11, to 25,312 in 2011/12 and 26,386 in 2012/13.

Azhar Ali, cabinet member for health Lancashire County Council, said: “I’m not surprised these figures have increased. I believe it’s due to the increasing pressure being placed on NHS staff by central Government, due to cuts and the increasing demand for services from patients. This is having an impact on staff health and morale.”

The figures were obtained by the Lancashire Telegraph via the Freedom of Information Act. Craig Barratt, workforce director at Lancashire Care, said: “We are aware there has been a rise in stress-related sickness and we are working with managers to identify signs and promote early intervention.

“The trust has launched its well-being strategy, which specifically aims to reduce the instances of stress, anxiety, depression and other related illnesses.”

Although the figures could not be compared directly, due to a narrower definition, there appeared to be an improving picture at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, with 14,675 days lost to ‘stress’ in 2013, compared to 17,480 in 2012 and 15,280 in 201.

There were 887 days lost to ‘stress and anxiety’ among East Lancashire-based staff at North West Ambulance Service last year, compared to 673 the year before.

This was significantly down on the 1,711 days lost in 2011/12, however.

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8:11pm Thu 14 Aug 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Stress that's the new bad back. :-)
It gets many a skiver a few weeks off work ( public services only as they still get paid )
Stress that's the new bad back. :-) It gets many a skiver a few weeks off work ( public services only as they still get paid ) 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -25

9:33pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Begbie says...

2 for 5p messing about on his school holidays.
2 for 5p messing about on his school holidays. Begbie
  • Score: 10

11:04pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Stress that's the new bad back. :-)
It gets many a skiver a few weeks off work ( public services only as they still get paid )
We're S-O-O-O lucky, aren't we, to be blessed with such an erudite and well-informed source of wisdom? We prostrate ourselves before you, Oh Great Omniscient One.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Stress that's the new bad back. :-) It gets many a skiver a few weeks off work ( public services only as they still get paid )[/p][/quote]We're S-O-O-O lucky, aren't we, to be blessed with such an erudite and well-informed source of wisdom? We prostrate ourselves before you, Oh Great Omniscient One. Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 6

11:15pm Thu 14 Aug 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Stress that's the new bad back. :-)
It gets many a skiver a few weeks off work ( public services only as they still get paid )
We're S-O-O-O lucky, aren't we, to be blessed with such an erudite and well-informed source of wisdom? We prostrate ourselves before you, Oh Great Omniscient One.
I tell it like it is, no holding back.
[quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Stress that's the new bad back. :-) It gets many a skiver a few weeks off work ( public services only as they still get paid )[/p][/quote]We're S-O-O-O lucky, aren't we, to be blessed with such an erudite and well-informed source of wisdom? We prostrate ourselves before you, Oh Great Omniscient One.[/p][/quote]I tell it like it is, no holding back. 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -8

11:31pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Stress that's the new bad back. :-)
It gets many a skiver a few weeks off work ( public services only as they still get paid )
We're S-O-O-O lucky, aren't we, to be blessed with such an erudite and well-informed source of wisdom? We prostrate ourselves before you, Oh Great Omniscient One.
I tell it like it is, no holding back.
Of course you do........how silly of me to think otherwise.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Stress that's the new bad back. :-) It gets many a skiver a few weeks off work ( public services only as they still get paid )[/p][/quote]We're S-O-O-O lucky, aren't we, to be blessed with such an erudite and well-informed source of wisdom? We prostrate ourselves before you, Oh Great Omniscient One.[/p][/quote]I tell it like it is, no holding back.[/p][/quote]Of course you do........how silly of me to think otherwise. Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 4

11:45pm Thu 14 Aug 14

The Seagull has landed says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Stress that's the new bad back. :-)
It gets many a skiver a few weeks off work ( public services only as they still get paid )
We're S-O-O-O lucky, aren't we, to be blessed with such an erudite and well-informed source of wisdom? We prostrate ourselves before you, Oh Great Omniscient One.
I tell it like it is, no holding back.
Just like when you're slagging off terminally Ill people.
Your family / school teachers / probation officer must be very proud of you.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Stress that's the new bad back. :-) It gets many a skiver a few weeks off work ( public services only as they still get paid )[/p][/quote]We're S-O-O-O lucky, aren't we, to be blessed with such an erudite and well-informed source of wisdom? We prostrate ourselves before you, Oh Great Omniscient One.[/p][/quote]I tell it like it is, no holding back.[/p][/quote]Just like when you're slagging off terminally Ill people. Your family / school teachers / probation officer must be very proud of you. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 5

11:50pm Thu 14 Aug 14

The Seagull has landed says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Stress that's the new bad back. :-)
It gets many a skiver a few weeks off work ( public services only as they still get paid )
Some of these nurses might work at the Pendleside hospice, did you stop to think of that? Or are the people who care for cancer sufferers also in your repugnant firing line as well as the individuals who are there for the twilight moments of their lives, god bless them?

........you have no shame at all do you?
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Stress that's the new bad back. :-) It gets many a skiver a few weeks off work ( public services only as they still get paid )[/p][/quote]Some of these nurses might work at the Pendleside hospice, did you stop to think of that? Or are the people who care for cancer sufferers also in your repugnant firing line as well as the individuals who are there for the twilight moments of their lives, god bless them? ........you have no shame at all do you? The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 1

3:06am Fri 15 Aug 14

EYESINTHESKY says...

Ladies and gentleman .... It appears Seagull and 5 pence are one and the same. I must include Old man, too. Take a look through their posts ... How closely they post within minutes of each other. Very old trick but totally noticeable to anyone who knows what to look for. Most likely a bored PCSO or, even, a BWDC worker abusing their council laptops. Very sad. Lives you must lead. Grow up. Its hardly mature is it?
Ladies and gentleman .... It appears Seagull and 5 pence are one and the same. I must include Old man, too. Take a look through their posts ... How closely they post within minutes of each other. Very old trick but totally noticeable to anyone who knows what to look for. Most likely a bored PCSO or, even, a BWDC worker abusing their council laptops. Very sad. Lives you must lead. Grow up. Its hardly mature is it? EYESINTHESKY
  • Score: -1

9:05am Fri 15 Aug 14

The Seagull has landed says...

EYESINTHESKY wrote:
Ladies and gentleman .... It appears Seagull and 5 pence are one and the same. I must include Old man, too. Take a look through their posts ... How closely they post within minutes of each other. Very old trick but totally noticeable to anyone who knows what to look for. Most likely a bored PCSO or, even, a BWDC worker abusing their council laptops. Very sad. Lives you must lead. Grow up. Its hardly mature is it?
Staying up at 3.06 am drinking brasso and toilet duck doesn't do you any good.
Please don't put me in the same bracket as that vile simpleton.
[quote][p][bold]EYESINTHESKY[/bold] wrote: Ladies and gentleman .... It appears Seagull and 5 pence are one and the same. I must include Old man, too. Take a look through their posts ... How closely they post within minutes of each other. Very old trick but totally noticeable to anyone who knows what to look for. Most likely a bored PCSO or, even, a BWDC worker abusing their council laptops. Very sad. Lives you must lead. Grow up. Its hardly mature is it?[/p][/quote]Staying up at 3.06 am drinking brasso and toilet duck doesn't do you any good. Please don't put me in the same bracket as that vile simpleton. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 1

9:28am Fri 15 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

EYESINTHESKY wrote:
Ladies and gentleman .... It appears Seagull and 5 pence are one and the same. I must include Old man, too. Take a look through their posts ... How closely they post within minutes of each other. Very old trick but totally noticeable to anyone who knows what to look for. Most likely a bored PCSO or, even, a BWDC worker abusing their council laptops. Very sad. Lives you must lead. Grow up. Its hardly mature is it?
Wrong on ALL counts in my case. You obviously DON't know what to look for!
[quote][p][bold]EYESINTHESKY[/bold] wrote: Ladies and gentleman .... It appears Seagull and 5 pence are one and the same. I must include Old man, too. Take a look through their posts ... How closely they post within minutes of each other. Very old trick but totally noticeable to anyone who knows what to look for. Most likely a bored PCSO or, even, a BWDC worker abusing their council laptops. Very sad. Lives you must lead. Grow up. Its hardly mature is it?[/p][/quote]Wrong on ALL counts in my case. You obviously DON't know what to look for! Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 3

9:29am Fri 15 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

EYESINTHESKY wrote:
Ladies and gentleman .... It appears Seagull and 5 pence are one and the same. I must include Old man, too. Take a look through their posts ... How closely they post within minutes of each other. Very old trick but totally noticeable to anyone who knows what to look for. Most likely a bored PCSO or, even, a BWDC worker abusing their council laptops. Very sad. Lives you must lead. Grow up. Its hardly mature is it?
Wrong on ALL counts in my case. You obviously DON't know what to look for!
[quote][p][bold]EYESINTHESKY[/bold] wrote: Ladies and gentleman .... It appears Seagull and 5 pence are one and the same. I must include Old man, too. Take a look through their posts ... How closely they post within minutes of each other. Very old trick but totally noticeable to anyone who knows what to look for. Most likely a bored PCSO or, even, a BWDC worker abusing their council laptops. Very sad. Lives you must lead. Grow up. Its hardly mature is it?[/p][/quote]Wrong on ALL counts in my case. You obviously DON't know what to look for! Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 3

8:23pm Sat 16 Aug 14

pdb951 says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Stress that's the new bad back. :-)
It gets many a skiver a few weeks off work ( public services only as they still get paid )
We're S-O-O-O lucky, aren't we, to be blessed with such an erudite and well-informed source of wisdom? We prostrate ourselves before you, Oh Great Omniscient One.
I tell it like it is, no holding back.
And quite rightly too. There are still too many people whinging and taking the p155. We all get stress and bad backs. Stop moaning a get some work done. Like listening to a teacher!
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Stress that's the new bad back. :-) It gets many a skiver a few weeks off work ( public services only as they still get paid )[/p][/quote]We're S-O-O-O lucky, aren't we, to be blessed with such an erudite and well-informed source of wisdom? We prostrate ourselves before you, Oh Great Omniscient One.[/p][/quote]I tell it like it is, no holding back.[/p][/quote]And quite rightly too. There are still too many people whinging and taking the p155. We all get stress and bad backs. Stop moaning a get some work done. Like listening to a teacher! pdb951
  • Score: 1

8:25pm Sat 16 Aug 14

pdb951 says...

The Seagull has landed wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Stress that's the new bad back. :-)
It gets many a skiver a few weeks off work ( public services only as they still get paid )
Some of these nurses might work at the Pendleside hospice, did you stop to think of that? Or are the people who care for cancer sufferers also in your repugnant firing line as well as the individuals who are there for the twilight moments of their lives, god bless them?

........you have no shame at all do you?
You are nurses doing valuable just but not god or godesses
[quote][p][bold]The Seagull has landed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Stress that's the new bad back. :-) It gets many a skiver a few weeks off work ( public services only as they still get paid )[/p][/quote]Some of these nurses might work at the Pendleside hospice, did you stop to think of that? Or are the people who care for cancer sufferers also in your repugnant firing line as well as the individuals who are there for the twilight moments of their lives, god bless them? ........you have no shame at all do you?[/p][/quote]You are nurses doing valuable just but not god or godesses pdb951
  • Score: 2

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