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NHS: Alcoholic Drinks

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS staff were given time off for treatment for either alcohol or drug abuse in each of the last five years. (156672)

Data are not collected centrally on how many national health service staff are given time off for treatment for either alcohol or drug abuse. It is the responsibility of NHS employers to support their staff with any health related problems, ensuring that patient safety is also taken into consideration.