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NHS lost a million working days to Long Covid last year

NHS trusts in England lost more than a million working days to long-Covid absences last year, analysis suggests.

Thousands of doctors, nurses and other health professionals have been forced to take long periods off work because of the lingering effects of coronavirus infection.

Data released to the all-party parliamentary group on coronavirus suggests that long-Covid absences are now higher than they were a year ago.

Layla Moran, who chairs the group, said: “Long Covid has upended the lives of millions and these figures suggest that the deeply damaging impact it is having on our economy and public services is only getting worse.”

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Source: The Times, 19 December 2022


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