NHS Sickness Absence Rates January 2020 to March 2020 and Annual Summary 2009-10 to 2019-20, Provisional StatisticsOfficial statistics
- Publication Date:
- 23 Jul 2020
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- NHS Trusts, Hospital Trusts, Ambulance Trusts, Mental Health Trusts, Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups
- Date Range:
- 30 Apr 2009 to 31 Mar 2020
NHS Sickness Absence Rates January 2020 to March 2020 and Annual Summary 2009-10 to 2019-20, Provisional Statistics
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.
The overall sickness absence rate for England was 5.4%.
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%.
Support to ambulance staff reported the highest sickness absence rate at 7.7% and Hospital Practitioner / Clinical Assistant the lowest rate at 0.5%.
The most reported reason for sickness absence was Anxiety/stress/depression/other psychiatric illnesses at 21.3%.