Health & wellbeing

Our employee's health can affect how they work and therefore how we perform as an organisation. We’re committed to ensuring their health and wellbeing is maintained while they are at work. The profile of our staff can been seen in our equality information page.

We are proud of our employee engagement score compared to other Civil Service departments; read our results. Our health & wellbeing strategy explains our approach, which includes quarterly reporting of health and wellbeing statistics to our senior leadership team.

Sickness absence quarterly reporting

In line with all Civil Service departments, we are required to submit a summary of our employee absence statistics to the Cabinet Office and to publish the figures on a quarterly basis.

The provision of this information is designed to help the Cabinet Office to improve its work on tackling sickness absence, promoting the health and wellbeing of Civil Service employees, and delivering an engaged and motivated workforce.

Reporting period Annual working days lost per employee
1 Oct 2016 – 30 Sept 2017 5.8
1 Jan 2017 – 31 Dec 2017 5.1
1 Jan 2017 – 31 Mar 2018 5.7
1 Jul 2017 – 30 Jun 2018 5.1