NHS Sickness Absence Rates - January 2018 to March 2018 and Annual Summary 2009-10 to 2017-18Official statistics
- Publication Date:
- 26 Jul 2018
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- NHS Trusts, Hospital Trusts, Ambulance Trusts, Mental Health Trusts, Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2009 to 31 Mar 2018
This statistical bulletin relates to sickness absence rates for staff at NHS organisations on the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) between January and March 2018. This edition also contains an annual summary of sickness absence rates between 2009-10 and 2017-18.
• Between January and March 2018 the average sickness absence rate for the NHS in England was 4.51 per cent, an increase from the same period in 2017. • The North West HEE region had the highest average sickness absence rate for January – March 2018 at 5.19 per cent. North West London HEE region had the lowest average at 3.63 per cent. • Healthcare Assistants and Other Support Staff were the staff group with the highest average sickness absence rate for January – March 2018 with an average of 6.65 per cent. Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Learners had the lowest average at 0.95 per cent. • Amongst types of organisation, Ambulance Trusts had the highest average sickness absence rate for January – March 2018 with an average of 5.83 per cent. Clinical Commissioning Groups had the lowest average for this period, with a rate of 3.11 per cent.