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NHS: Mentally Ill

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidelines exist within the NHS for the management of NHS staff with mental health problems. (212232)

The “healthy workplaces handbook” is produced by NHS Employers, who represent trusts in England on workforce issues. The handbook includes a section on mental health and employment, which provides national health service managers and occupational health professionals with the tools they need to assess the suitability of persons having mental health problems who wish to work or train, or who are already working in the service.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the NHS of mental health problems experienced by NHS staff. (212238)