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Data Provider: Welsh Government Management Information Percentage absent by staff group and date
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[Collapse]All staff5.
All staffAmbulance staff8.
Administration, Estates and General Payments staff4.
Healthcare Assistants and Support Workers7.
Medical and Dental staff1.
Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting staff6.
Scientific, Therapeutic and Technical staff4.
No occupation code.


NHS sickness absence rate, by organisation and staff group

Last update
9 May 2018 9 May 2018

Next update
8 August 2018

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