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Civil Service sickness absence

Sick absence data for the Civil Service.


Civil Service Sickness Absence Figures from 1999 to Q1 2017

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Sickness absence figures detailing average working days lost per staff year across the Civil Service.

Case studies about departments have helped improve staff well-being and reduce the average working days lost figure can be read on the Civil Service blog.

Published 17 September 2014
Last updated 14 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Data up to Q1 2017 added.
  2. First published.