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The implications of Britain's ageing NHS workforce

As the working population ages, occupational health advice can help people to stay in work for longer. Occupational health nurses Christine Long and Elizabeth Griffiths look at the effect of ageing on older nurses. 

Case study: Mrs S

Mrs S was a 58-year-old staff nurse who had been working for an NHS trust for 15 years. She was working full time in theatres and her shift pattern included night duty once every six weeks.