Prison Service: Sick Leave:Written question - 277660

(East Yorkshire)

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Asked on: 16 July 2019
Ministry of Justice
Prison Service: Sick Leave
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number and proportion of prison staff who are signed-off from work with stress or other work-related illnesses.
Answered by: Robert Buckland
Answered on: 22 July 2019

On 31st March 2019 there were 24 prison staff who were signed off from work due to work related illnesses. This is 1.6% of all prison staff who were signed off from work on that day due to sickness related absences.

Work related illnesses are defined as anyone who has been had a sickness classified either ‘Accident Injury Work Related’ or ‘Assault Work Related’ in the sickness data.

HMPPS is committed to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of its staff in England and Wales, with all staff having access to a comprehensive occupational health service and employee assistance programme.

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