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Summary
  • The Adult Services (17 days) and Portsmouth International Port (14 days) have the highest annual number of sick days on average per person; this is largely due to staff on long-term sick leave
  • The top reasons for absences in 2019 were; psychological (including stress, anxiety and depression), musculoskeletal, virus (including colds, coughs and influenza), gastrointestinal (including stomach and bowel), cancer and tumours, and neurology/nervous system (including headaches, migraines and epilepsy)

Average number of days lost per person per year by directorate

This chart shows that in 2019
On average, all directorates lost 11 days per person due to sickness absence – with 7 days due to long-term sickness, 1 day due to medium-term sickness and 3 days due to short-term sickness
On average, the Adult Services directorate lost 17 days per person due to sickness absence – with 11 days due to long-term sickness, 2 days due to medium-term sickness and 4 days due to short-term sickness
On average, the Portsmouth International Port directorate lost 13 days per person due to sickness absence – with 11 days due to long-term sickness and 2 days due to short-term sickness
On average, the Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services directorate lost 11 days per person due to sickness absence – with 6 days due to long-term sickness, 2 days due to medium-term sickness and 3 days to short-term sickness
On average, the Children, Families and Education directorate lost 11 days per person due to sickness absence – with 7 days due to long-term sickness, 1 day due to medium-term sickness and 3 days due to short-term sickness
On average, the Regeneration directorate lost 8 days per person due to sickness absence – with 5 days due to long-term sickness, 1 day due to medium-term sickness and 2 days due to short-term sickness
On average, the Public Health directorate lost 8 days per person due to sickness absence – with 5 days due to long-term sickness, 1 day due to medium-term sickness and 2 days due to short-term sickness
On average, the Finance and Resources directorate lost 7 days per person due to sickness absence – with 4 days due to long-term sickness, 1 day due to medium-term sickness and 3 days due to short-term sickness
On average, the Culture, Leisure and Regulatory Services directorate lost 6 days per person due to sickness absence – with 3 days due to long-term sickness, 1 day due to medium-term sickness and 3 days due to short-term sickness
On average, the Corporate Services directorate lost 6 days per person due to sickness absence – with 3 days due to long-term sickness, 1 day due to medium-term sickness and 2 days due to short-term sickness
On average, the Executive directorate lost 2 days per person due to sickness absence – with both of these days being lost due to short-term sickness

Base: (Dec 2019) | All directorates (3,639) | AS (637) | PIP (75) | HNB (960) | CFE (664) | REGEN (383) | PH (33) | FR (328) | CLR (259) | CS (267) | Exec (33)

Top reasons for sickness absence

The top reasons for sickness absences in 2019 were:

  • Psychological (including stress, anxiety and depression)
  • Musculoskeletal, virus (including colds, coughs and influenza)
  • Gastrointestinal (including stomach and bowel)
  • Cancer and tumours
  • Neurology/nervous system (including headaches, migraines and epilepsy)