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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 staff1.
Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting staff6.
Scientific, Therapeutic and Technical staff4.
Administration, Estates and General Payments staff4.
Healthcare Assistants and Support Workers7.
Ambulance staff7.
No occupation codeThere are a few records where no occupation code is recorded0.



NHS sickness absence rate, by organisation and staff group

Last update

10 February 2021 10 February 2021

Next update

May 2021

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

January 2008 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