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NHS Sickness Absence Rates - April, 2021, Provisional Statistics

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Classification of Statistics


Please note: We intend to change the format of the COVID-19 sickness absence related data in the May 2021 publication, which is due to be published on 30 September 2021. The COVID-19 sickness absence tables and Power BI dashboard will be replaced by a CSV file. This will include a time series of data by staff group and organisation from March 2020 to the most recent month to allow users to perform their own analysis.

Please let us know if this causes any issues.

30 September 2021 00:00 AM

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Classification of Statistics

The statistics in this publication are marked as experimental and may be subject to further change as we develop our statistics. 

The classification of experimental statistics is in keeping with the UK Statistics Authority’s Code of Practice. Experimental statistics are new official statistics that are undergoing evaluation. They are published in order to involve users and stakeholders in their development, and as a means to build quality at an early stage. The UK Statistics Code of Practice states that “effective user engagement is fundamental to both trust in statistics and securing maximum public value…” and that as suppliers of information, it is important that we involve users in the evaluation of experimental statistics.

The UK Statistics Code of Practice can be accessed via the following web-link: https://code.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/the-code/



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