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Staff/Officer Sickness - 598/20

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:

  1. Please can you provide the total amount of staff hours lost to absence for staff illness (both police officers and civilian staff) in each of the last three calendar years (2017, 2018, 2019)
  2. Please can you also detail the three main reasons detailed for staff absence.

You then clarified point 2 as by 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.

  1. Total Hours lost to sickness absence:

Year

Officers

Staff

Total

2017

221,231

117,609

338,840

2018

225,970

129,029

354,999

2019

225,185

120,909

346,094

Total

672,386

367,547

1,039,933

 

2. The 3 main reasons for absence are:

Police Officers

  1. Stress
  2. Back Condition
  3. Depression

 

Police Staff

  1. Stress
  2. Back Condition
  3. Anxiety

 

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