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Long-term Sick Leave Since 2013/14

Date of request: March 13, 2019
Posted in: Our staff
Reference: 379/19

Request

  1. The number of police employees in your constabulary who have taken long-term sick leave (i.e. 28/29 days or more) in the last five years, broken down year-by-year;
  2. The nature of the reasons for sick leave being taken in each year (i.e., 200 for psychological reasons, 400 for physical disability etc.).

Response

Please find the requested information in the tables below. Long term sickness is defined as a period of sickness greater than 28 days (i.e. 29+ days).

Please note if an individual had more than one spell of long term sickness in any financial year, they will be counted only once within that time period. If an individual had a period of long term sickness which spanned two financial years, they will be included in the total for both years.

Financial Year Total Long Term Sickness
2013/14 491
2014/15 541
2015/16 587
2016/17 598
2017/18 557
Total 2774

 

Sickness Reason 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 Total by Reason
Cardiac/Circulatory 15 17 21 21 16 90
Digestive Disorder 15 11 9 25 16 76
Ear/Eye Problems 7 7 5 5 6 30
Genito-Urinary 29 20 32 27 18 126
Headache/Migraine 2 4 9 5 6 26
Infectious Diseases 4 7 3 10 4 28
Miscellaneous 50 62 70 64 62 308
Musculo-Skeletal 188 160 162 173 152 835
Nervous System Disorders 4 9 7 6 14 40
Psychological Disorders 163 220 243 240 246 1112
Respiratory Conditions 7 17 21 18 14 77
Skin 7 7 5 4 3 26
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