Skip to main content

Data on sickness absence rates for directly employed NHS staff for July to September 2018.

Main points

  • Sickness absence was 5.2%, up 0.1 percentage point from the same period in 2017.
  • The Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust had the highest sickness absence, 6.9%.
  • Public Health Wales NHS Trust had the lowest sickness absence, 3.9%.
  • The highest staff group sickness absence was in the Ambulance staff group, 7.6%.
  • The lowest staff group sickness absence was in the Medical and Dental staff group, 1.6%.


Sickness absence in the NHS, July to September 2018 , file type: PDF, file size: 613 KB

613 KB
If you need a more accessible version of this document please email Please tell us the format you need. If you use assistive technology please tell us what this is.


Datasets and interactive tools


Bethan Sherwood

Telephone: 0300 025 6735

Rydym yn croesawu galwadau a gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg / We welcome calls and correspondence in Welsh.


Telephone: 0300 025 8099

Rydym yn croesawu galwadau yn Gymraeg / We welcome calls in Welsh.