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Sickness absence in the NHS

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  • Release date: 26 November 2015
  • Period covered: Quarter ending June 2015
  • Next update: February 2016
A quarterly report presenting data on areas of the NHS with the highest and lowest sickness rates.

Key points

  • Sickness absence was 5.0 per cent, a decrease from 5.2 per cent for the same period in 2014.
  • The Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust had the highest sickness absence, 6.5 per cent.
  • Powys Teaching LHB had the lowest sickness absence, 3.4 per cent.
  • The highest staff group sickness absence was in the Healthcare Assistants and Support Workers staff group, 7.3 per cent.
  • The lowest staff group sickness absence was in the Medical and Dental staff group, 1.3 per cent.


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