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Officers on Sick Leave - 857/23

Date Responded 12 June 2023

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

How many officers took sick leave for depression, anxiety, stress or post-traumatic stress between April 2022 and March 2023. By this, I mean where any of the terms 'depression', 'anxiety' or 'stress' or 'post-traumatic stress' appear in the description of the officer's illness.

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the People Services Department of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

Between 1st Apr 2022 and 31st March 2023, 17 Police Officers took sick leave due to one of the following reasons:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Stress
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