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NHS Sickness Absence Rates January 2020 to March 2020 and Annual Summary 2009-10 to 2019-20, Provisional Statistics

Official statistics

Summary

NHS Sickness Absence Rates January 2020 to March 2020 and Annual Summary 2009-10 to 2019-20, 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.

NHS Absence rates in March 2020

The overall sickness absence rate for England was 5.4%.

Regional and organisational type variation

The North West region reported the highest sickness absence rate at 5.8% and South West reported the lowest at 4.7%.   Ambulance Trusts had the highest sickness absence rate at 6.6%. Clinical Commissioning Groups had the lowest at 3.2%.

Staff group differences

Support to ambulance staff reported the highest sickness absence rate at 7.7% and Hospital Practitioner / Clinical Assistant the lowest rate at 0.5%.

Reason for sickness absence

The most reported reason for sickness absence was Anxiety/stress/depression/other psychiatric illnesses at 21.3%.




Last edited: 22 July 2020 1:52 pm