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Publication, Part of

NHS Sickness Absence Rates - April, 2021, Provisional Statistics

Official 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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Data Summary

Tables containing the data are published in Excel or CSV formats on the NHS Digital website and include the following on a monthly basis:

Excel tables

  • NHS Sickness Absence Rates Monthly Tables
  • NHS Sickness Absence by reason and staff group

CSV files

  • NHS Sickness Absence benchmarking tool
  • NHS Sickness Absence by reason and staff group


The following data are produced on a quarterly basis:

  • NHS Sickness Absence Rates Quarterly Tables


The following data are produced on an annual basis:

  • NHS Sickness Absence Rates Annual Tables

Last edited: 25 August 2021 2:58 pm