Sickness Absence Reporting Methodologies Tracking the QIPP Challenge

Thursday, 16 February, 2012

This Hot Topic is designed to assist organisations in exploring different methodologies to encourage organisations to examine their current reporting practices and push forwards the benefits of a well-rounded sickness absence reporting system. The main issue discussed in this Hot Topic is how to produce intelligent analysis that allows an organisation to identify patterns of absence and hot spots in the light of the North West region’s 3.4% sickness absence target.Methodologies discussed include monitoring several sickness absence rates at once - in-month and rolling averages - to allow organisations to identify seasonal trends; breaking this down by for example staff group and monitoring the reasons for sickness absence all to develop a fuller picture of an organisation’s position on sickness absence. 

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