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NHS: Sick Leave

Volume 461: debated on Friday 15 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average sickness absence rate was for NHS staff in 2006. (131954)

Average sickness absence for national health service organisations (excluding foundation trusts) from April to December 2006 is estimated at 10 working days, reported through the financial information management system. This figure equates to 4.0 per cent.