Researchers have called for the routine implementation of 12-hour shifts to be avoided after they found long shift patterns lead to a higher risk of sickness absence for hospital nurses and healthcare assistants.
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NT Workforce Summit and Awards – open for entries Entry deadline: 15 June 2018
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