Date lodged: 11 February 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what the average sick leave rate for NHS staff has been in each year since 1999, broken down by NHS board.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 27 February 2019
Sickness Absence rates for all staff directly employed by NHSScotland are published annually for year ending 31 March. Figures for NHSScotland, and for individual health boards are available from 2002 and 2005 respectively.
This information can be found on the Workforce web page of NHS Scotland’s Information Services Division at https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Workforce/Publications/2018-06-05/Sickness_Absence_M2018.xls .