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That is if the findings of new research conducted by manufacturers' organisation EEF are anything to go by, as this has found that almost 40 per cent of firms have experienced a rise in long-term staff absences due to mental health issues this year.
According to the annual EEF/Westfield Health sickness report, problems such as stress, anxiety and depression are becoming increasingly common in workforces across all sectors.
With this in mind, the report called on companies to take a more proactive stance to developing a better relationship with GPs and start using fit notes more effectively.
Professor Sayeed Khan, chief medical advisor at the EEF, said a "fresh approach" is needed from the government in the near future to address "deep-rooted" problems such as stress and back pain.
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