Sickness Absence Rates in the NHS: October - December 2011
This statistical bulletin relates to sickness absence rates for staff at NHS organisations on the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) between October and December 2011. This is the 11th publication of sickness absence statistics using data taken from the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).
Between October and December 2011 the average sickness absence rate for the NHS in England was 4.35 per cent a small decrease from the same period in 2010.
The North East SHA area had the highest average sickness absence rate at 4.83 per cent. The London SHA area had the lowest average at 3.67 per cent, although Special Health Authorities averaged 3.57 per cent which would be lowest if they were classed as a region.
Healthcare Assistants and Other Support Staff were the staff group with the highest average sickness absence rate with an average of 6.46 per cent. Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Learners had the lowest average at 0.98 per cent.
Amongst types of organisation, Ambulance Trusts had the highest average sickness absence rate with an average of 6.15 per cent. Strategic Health Authorities had the lowest average with a rate of 2.43 per cent
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