It was interesting to compare your headline - 'Thousands doing unpaid overtime' with the Healthcare Commission's press release on the topic. The latter did not mention in its commentary on the survey results the huge amount of unpaid overtime done by NHS staff, only reporting details in the sector breakdown at the end of the press.release.

It was interesting to compare your headline - 'Thousands doing unpaid overtime' with the Healthcare Commission's press release on the topic. The latter did not mention in its commentary on the survey results the huge amount of unpaid overtime done by NHS staff, only reporting details in the sector breakdown at the end of the press.release.

I'm glad to know that reported stress-related sickness has fallen overall, but so many people are working additional hours in order to deliver what is required that it is questionable how sustainable this can be.

Kay Laurie, head of patient and public involvement, Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals trust