This statistical bulletin relates to sickness absence rates for staff at NHS organisations on the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) between January and March 2015. This edition also contains an annual summary of sickness absence rates between 2009-10 and 2014-15.
NHS Sickness Absence Rates January 2015 to March 2015Official statistics
- Publication Date:
- 22 Jul 2015
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Country, NHS Trusts, Hospital Trusts, Ambulance Trusts, Mental Health Trusts, Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups
- Date Range:
- 30 Apr 2009 to 31 Mar 2015
Figures for the latest quarter show:
• Between January and March 2015 the average sickness absence rate for the NHS in England was 4.44 per cent, an increase from the same period in 2014.
• The North East HEE region had the highest average sickness absence rate for January - March 2015 at 5.15 per cent. North Central and East London HEE region had the lowest average at 3.61 per cent.
• Ambulance Staff were the staff group with the highest average sickness absence rate for January - March 2015 with an average of 6.78 per cent. Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Learners had the lowest average at 1.22 per cent.
• Amongst types of organisation, Ambulance Trusts had the highest average sickness absence rate for January - March 2015 with an average of 6.44 per cent. Clinical Commissioning Groups had the lowest average for this period, with a rate of 2.78 per cent. Figures for the annual summary show:
• The national annual sickness absence rate has fallen each year between 2009-10 to 2011-12. It fell from 4.40 per cent in 2009-10 to 4.16 per cent in 2010-11 to 4.12 per cent in 2011-12. It rose to 4.24 per cent in 2012-13 and then fell to 4.06 per cent in 2013-14. It rose to 4.25 per cent in 2014-15.