By SOPHIE BORLAND
Last updated at 11:41 AM on 5th January 2011
More than 18,000 National Health Service staff were off sick with flu yesterday as hospitals and GPs’ surgeries battle one of the worst outbreaks of the virus in more than a decade.
The proportion of doctors, nurses and other NHS staff too ill to come to work was almost 50 per cent higher than the proportion of all other employees in the public and private sector.
Figures show that almost one in every 65 NHS workers called in sick yesterday with flu symptoms.
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