WORKFORCE: Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals Trust’s sickness rate is above target for the year-to-date.

A report to the board said: “The sickness target was not met for January. Performance was 5.35 per cent against a target of
3.65 per cent. [This is] a further deterioration from the last report where performance was at 5.05 per cent.

“The People Business managers and advisers are working closely with managers in completing the formal stages of the absence procedure. The breakdown for absence is 3.05 per cent for short term and 2.3 per cent for long term.”