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As the demand increases for statistics and data to measure the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to change our data gathering and release practices, focussing efforts on priority analysis and statistics.

NHS staff

Numbers of staff directly employed by the NHS (excluding locum or agency appointments), and sickness absence.

A number of data quality issues have been identified with the data. This mostly affects some of the more detailed staff breakdowns. Full details are provided in the statistical report.