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NHS Sickness Absence Rates May 2020, Provisional Statistics

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Classification of Statistics

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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:

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