The number of sick days taken by frontline ambulance staff due to stress has risen by 40%, newly released figures reveal.

Pressured frontline workers, such as paramedics and technicians, took 41,300 days off due to “stress-related illness” in 2014 compared with 29,400 the previous year.

The College of Paramedics said it was “extremely concerned” by the increase.

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