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Data Provider: Welsh Government Management Information Percentage absent by staff group and date
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All staffMedical and Dental staff2.
Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting staff9.
Scientific, Therapeutic and Technical staff6.
Administration, Estates and General Payments staff5.
Healthcare Assistants and Support Workers10.89.59.910.
Ambulance staff13.712.814.213.612.59.510.010.611.
No occupation codeThere are a few records where no occupation code is recorded0.03.613. data item is not applicable0.00.00.0.The data item is not applicable0. data item is not applicable0.00.0



NHS sickness absence rate, by organisation and staff group

Last update

9 August 2023 9 August 2023

Next update


Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

NHS electronic staff record

Source 2

Workforce Services, NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

Contact email


Management information

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local health boards

Geographical coverage


Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description

Sickness absence rates of directly employed NHS Wales staff.

Data collection and calculation

Data is extracted from the NHS Electronic Staff Record. Sickness absence rates by month, quarter and year are calculated by dividing the total number of sickness absence days by the total number of available days for each organisation and each staff group.

Frequency of publication


Data reference periods

July 2009 onwards

Users, uses and context

For information on users, uses and context please see the linked publication

Rounding applied

Percentages have been rounded to one decimal place.

Revisions information

In each quarterly publication, data for the previous quarter is revised in order to include late amendments to sickness records.

Statistical quality

For information on statistical quality please see the linked publication.


Staff; sickness absence