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Police sickness bill tops £2 million

Police sickness bill tops £2 million
The bill for sickness absence at Staffordshire Police smashed through the £2 million barrier last year - as nearly 60 per cent of frontline officers a...
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Mental health sees 300,000 people leave their jobs each year

Mental health sees 300,000 people leave their jobs each year
Up to 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems have to leave their jobs each year, a report says.It also claims poor mental health costs t...
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The father of PC Nicola Hughes on the moment he found out she had been killed five years ago today

The father of PC Nicola Hughes on the moment he found out she had been killed five years ago today
All the Staff and membership of the PFOA thoughts are with the family and colleagues of Pc Nicola Hughes and Pc Fiona Bone who were murdered five year...
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Sergeant cleared after IPCC investigation left "bitter and angry"

Sergeant cleared after IPCC investigation left "bitter and angry"
A police officer cleared of wrongdoing after a 16-month Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation has told how the stress cost him his ma...
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Blood test for PTSD as scientists find genetic changes in traumatised soldiers

Blood test for PTSD as scientists find genetic changes in traumatised soldiers
 Post traumatic stress disorder could soon be diagnosed with simple blood test after scientists found crucial genetic changes in soldiers sufferi...
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Police feel undervalued and underpaid, poll suggests

Police feel undervalued and underpaid, poll suggests
Morale is low among three in every five police officers, a survey by the body representing rank-and-file officers in England and Wales suggests.The Po...
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Taking the lead: Maintaining morale and mental resilience

Taking the lead: Maintaining morale and mental resilience
Lt Col (Retd) Richard Dorney served in the British Army for more than 38 years.He established the Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) system in the Army and...
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Oxford police officer goes public about his struggle with depression

Oxford police officer goes public about his struggle with depression
 An Oxford police officer has opened up for the first time about his struggles with depression, as he reveals the huge pressures on those tasked ...
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PC killed himself after suffering depression

PC killed himself after suffering depression
An under-pressure police officer killed himself weeks after being told he could lose half his salary or face dismissal due to unsatisfactory performan...
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police officers taking sick days for poor mental health doubles in six years

police officers taking sick days for poor mental health doubles in six years
The number of police officers taking sick leave because of mental health problems has nearly doubled in just six years.The London’s Met saw a drastic ...
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New police welfare service is great news for over-stretched officers

New police welfare service is great news for over-stretched officers
Over-worked officers will benefit from a new £7.5m welfare fund after the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) lobbied the Government tireles...
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Police officers get extra leave to help 'wellbeing'

Police officers get extra leave to help 'wellbeing'
Police officers are to have extra days off as part of a "wellbeing" plan by Lincolnshire Police.The additional two days' paid leave will be used by of...
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Body says separation should only happen when it is safe to do so.

Body says separation should only happen when it is safe to do so.
The College of Policing has issued guidance on officer separation after death or serious injury (DSI) involving firearms saying it should only happen ...
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