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Police Officers and Police Staff Sick Leave - 632/20

Date Responded 11 May 2020

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:

 

I would like to know how many Police Officers and Police Staff reported sick for depression, anxiety, stress or post-traumatic stress between the financial year April 2019 to April 2020, including where the terms 'depression', 'anxiety', 'stress' or 'post-traumatic stress' appear in the description of the illness.

Please could the figure include a split by gender please (e.g Male 110, Female 110, other 110).

Include a breakdown listing the specific illnesses and total work days lost.

 

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.

Number of Police Officer and Police Staff reported sick in the Financial Year 2019/2020:

 

Female

Male

Police Officers

94

108

Police Staff

107

37

 

Number of Days Lost by Police Officers and Police Staff in the Financial Year 2019/2020:

Establishment Type

Absence Reason

Female

Male

Total

Police Officer

I1 Anxiety

803

596

1,399

 

I3 Depression

376

526

902

 

I6 Post Traumatic Stress

48

68

116

 

I7 Stress

1,525

2,139

3,664

Police Officer Total

 

2,752

3,329

6,081

Police Staff

I1 Anxiety

859

270

1,129

 

I3 Depression

576

168

744

 

I7 Stress

1,371

463

1,834

Police Staff Total

 

2,806

901

3,707

 

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