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Managing sickness absence in the NHS

Briefing examines the local variation and cost of sickness absence to primary care trusts, NHS trusts and foundation trusts.

This briefing examines the local variation and cost of sickness absence to primary care trusts, NHS trusts and foundation trusts. It sets out where organisations can find more help and advice in cutting sickness absence rates.

We found that levels of staff sickness absence in the NHS vary dramatically across the country, with the north of England showing the highest levels. By understanding and tackling the factors causing some of this variation, the NHS could increase staff productivity, improve morale and save £290 million.

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