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October/November 2013 (vol. 10/3)

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Absence in the NHS

Why the health service is finding it hard to reduce sickness absence

Summary:

The latest data reveals that NHS absence rates are edging up again. Paul Suff investigates.

ABSENCE data for the NHS England in 2012–13 reveal that workers took an estimated 9.5 working days off sick in the 12 months to the end of March 20131. The figures, published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), show a slight rise…

Paul Suff is contributing editor at OH at Work

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Occupational Health at Work October/November 2013 (vol. 10/3) pp19-23

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