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2011-04-20 13:27:10

Metropolitan Police blues: Protracted sickness absence, ill health retirement and the occupational psychiatrist A major culture shift is needed to address the problems of long term sickness absence in the police service, says an expert on bmj.com today. Dr Derek Summerfield reviewed 300 cases of officers retiring on mental health grounds during his time as consultant occupational psychiatrist to the Metropolitan Police Service from 2001 to 2004. During this time, 4.8% of the workforce was not...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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