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The sick leave service

What would you think if in future you had to telephone a call centre if you were sick and couldn’t go in to work? And how would you feel about this service if you knew it was saving your trust the cost of a brand new Ferrari every month?Nurses may find they are increasingly required to notify a private company when they want to take sick leave to have their ‘absence managed’. Steve Ford investigates.

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