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NHS Sickness Absence Rates October 2015 to December 2015

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Publication date: April 27, 2016
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This statistical bulletin relates to sickness absence rates for staff at NHS organisations on the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) October 2015 to December 2015.

Key facts

  • Between October and December 2015 the average sickness absence rate for the NHS in England was 4.31 per cent, a decrease from the same period in 2014.
  • The North West HEE region had the highest average sickness absence rate at 4.95 per cent. North West London HEE region had the lowest average at 3.39 per cent.
  • Healthcare Assistants and Other Support Staff were the staff group with the highest average sickness absence rate with an average of 6.50 per cent. Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Learners had the lowest average at 0.85 per cent.
  • Amongst types of organisation, Ambulance had the highest average sickness absence rate with an average of 5.66 per cent. Clinical Commissioning Groups had the lowest average with a rate of 2.72 per cent.



Date Range: April 30, 2009 to December 31, 2015
Geographical coverage:
Geographical granularity:
NHS Trusts
Ambulance Trusts
Mental Health Trusts
Hospital Trusts
Clinical Commissioning Groups

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