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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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Sickness absence rates for English NHS staff are calculated by dividing the “Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Number of Days Sick” (including non-working days) by the “FTE Number of Days available” for each month, quarter or year from the absence dimension within the ESR Data Warehouse.


Table conventions

We use the following symbol in tables:

.” not applicable or no data available

Last edited: 25 August 2021 2:58 pm