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Despite all odds, NHS staff are happy with their jobs

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 18 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:662
  1. Chibuzo Odigwe
  1. BMJ

    A survey by the Commission for Health Improvement (CHI) has found that despite having to work overtime, and having to put up with violence and other stressful conditions at work, most NHS staff are happy with their jobs.

    A total of 572 organisations took part in the survey, with 203 911 NHS employees responding to the study questionnaire.

    Seventy five per cent of NHS staff reported working overtime, with 12% working more than 10 hours' overtime in an average week. …

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