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Mixed signals about the mental health of the NHS workforce

In the past few months, media headlines regarding the mental health of the UK National Health Service (NHS) workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic have reported or predicted large-scale problems ahead—eg, “Coronavirus is whipping up a mental health storm for NHS workers”, and forecasting a “tsunami” of mental health problems having “catastrophic consequences”. A 2020 systematic review of the mental health of health-care workers during previous pandemics also suggests an increase in distress and post-traumatic stress.

Read the report on the Lancet website