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HSCIC extends monthly workforce data to include earnings estimates and sickness-absence rates

December 19, 2013: The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has extended its monthly release of provisional workforce statistics to include staff earnings estimates and sickness absence rates.

For the first time today, HSCIC's regular monthly report about the number of staff working for NHS hospital and community health services (HCHS) in England is published alongside new monthly reports on HCHS earnings and sickness-absence, which were previously published quarterly.

The move reflects HSCIC's work to offer a broader range of regular, timely information on related topics, towards building greater understanding and public awareness of statistics.

All three reports will now offer a monthly update of information, with provisional workforce and earnings estimates information to September 2013 inclusive and provisional sickness-absence information to August 2013 inclusive.

They can be accessed at:



Sickness absence:


Notes to editors

1. The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) was established on April 1 2013 as an Executive Non Departmental Public Body (ENDPB). It is England's trusted data source, delivering high quality information and IT systems to drive better patient services, care and outcomes. Its work includes publishing more than 220 statistical publications annually; providing a range of specialist data services; managing informatics projects and programmes and developing and assuring national systems against appropriate contractual, clinical safety and information standards.

2. For media enquiries about HSCIC please contact the press office on 0845 257 6990 or

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