Action on absence

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Absence happens. There will always be times when staff become unwell and unable to attend work. The aim is not to stop absence from happening but to minimise the negative effects that can lead to, cause and sustain absence or prevent an employee from returning to work.

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Sickness absence savings calculator

Find out how much you could save by lowering your absence percentage.

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Everything you need to know about sickness absence

What do you do when a staff member calls in sick? How do you handle long-term or recurring absences? How can managers reduce stress, support staff to return to work and prevent sickness absence from becoming an issue in the first place? Our online support tool answers all these questions and more.

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Reducing sickness absence using evidence based strategies

NHS Employers has provided support to trusts to help them implement evidence-based strategies to reduce their sickness absence levels and improve staff health and wellbeing. This section of our website highlights the key learning from this project.

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