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NHS Sickness Absence Rates April 2020, Provisional Statistics

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
England
Geographical Granularity:
Country, NHS Trusts, Hospital Trusts, Ambulance Trusts, Mental Health Trusts, Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Community health services, Hospital and Community Health Services, Strategic Health Authorities, Care Trusts, Cancer networks, Primary Care Organisations, Government Office Regions, Local Authorities, GP practices, Dental practices, Pharmacies and clinics, Primary Care Trusts, Regional health body, NHS Health Boards, Middle Layer Super Output Areas, Census Area Statistics Wards, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Parliamentary constituency, Health Education England Region
Date Range:
30 Apr 2009 to 30 Apr 2020

Summary

NHS Sickness Absence Rates April 2020, Provisional Statistics

Key Facts

Tables 1-4 (Monthly Sickness Absence Rates by NHS England region, Staff Group, Organisation Type and Organisation) from the quarterly Sickness Absence reports are published on a monthly basis on the same day as the Monthly workforce publication. This is to enable the data in these publications to be available on a more frequent and timely basis.

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NHS Absence rates in April 2020

The overall sickness absence rate for England was 6.2%.

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Regional and organisational type variation

The London region reported the highest sickness absence rate at 7.2% and South West reported the lowest at 4.5%.

 

Ambulance Trusts had the highest sickness absence rate at 7.3%. Clinical Commissioning Groups had the lowest at 2.3%.

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Staff group differences

Support to ambulance staff reported the highest sickness absence rate at 8.6% and Hospital Practitioner / Clinical Assistant the lowest rate at 0.9%.

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Reason for sickness absence

The most reported reason for sickness absence was Anxiety/stress/depression/other psychiatric illnesses at 20.9%.

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