Sickness Absence Rates in the NHS - January-March 2011
This statistical bulletin relates to sickness absence rates for staff at NHS organisations on the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) between January and March 2011. This is the eighth publication of sickness absence statistics using data taken from the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).
- Between January and March 2011 the average sickness absence rate for the NHS in England was 4.24 per cent falling from 4.48 per cent for the same period in 2010.
- The North East SHA area had the highest average sickness absence rate with its organisations averaging 4.81 per cent. The London SHA area had the lowest average at 3.50 per cent.
- Ambulance Staff were the staff group with the highest average sickness absence rate with an average of 6.30 per cent. Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Learners had the lowest average at 1.05 per cent.
- Amongst types of organisation, Ambulance Trusts had the highest average sickness absence rate with an average of 5.94 per cent. Strategic Health Authorities had the lowest average with a rate of 2.25 per cent.
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