NHS Sickness Absence Rates January 2016 to March 2016
This statistical bulletin relates to sickness absence rates for staff at NHS organisations on the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) between January and March 2016. This edition also contains an annual summary of sickness absence rates between 2009-10 and 2015-16.
- The North West HEE region had the highest average sickness absence rate for January – March 2016 at 5.00 per cent. North West London HEE region had the lowest average at 3.40 per cent.
- Healthcare Assistants and Other Support Staff were the staff group with the highest average sickness absence rate for January – March 2016 with an average of 6.50 per cent. Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Learners had the lowest average at 1.23 per cent.
- Amongst types of organisation, Ambulance Trusts had the highest average sickness absence rate for January – March 2016 with an average of 5.79 per cent. Commissioning Support Units had the lowest average for this period, with a rate of 2.89 per cent.
- The national annual sickness absence rate fell each year between 2009-10 and 2011-12. It fell from 4.40 per cent to 4.12 per cent. It has risen and fallen consecutively each year since 2012-13 (4.24 per cent) and 2015-16 is now at its most recent decrease (4.15 per cent).