Data on sickness absence rates for directly employed NHS staff for April to June 2018.

Main points

  • Sickness absence was 4.8%, up 0.1 percentage point from the same period in 2017.
  • The Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust had the highest sickness absence, 6.9%.
  • Velindre NHS Trust had the lowest sickness absence, 3.8%.
  • The highest staff group sickness absence was in the Ambulance staff group, 7.5%.
  • The lowest staff group sickness absence was in the Medical and Dental staff group, 1.5%.


Sickness absence in the NHS, April to June 2018
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