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Health and Social Care sector

Each year in the Health and Social Care1 sector around...

...5% of workers suffer from an
illness they believe to be

5% of people suffer from an illness that they believe to be work-related totalling an estimated 192,000-37% of which are musculoskeletal disorders, 44% stress, depression and anxiety, and the rest being other illnesses

...and 2% of workers sustain a
work-related injury...

and 2% of workers, totaling an estimated 78,000  self-reported non-fatal workplace injuries based on the annual average 2013/14-2015/16.

...leading to around

4.8 million working days lost based on the annual average from 2013/14 and 2015/16, of which 2.1 million are from work-related stress, 1.2 million from other work-related conditions, 0.9 million work-related musculoskeletal disorders and 0.6 millions days workplace injury


More information:

This document is the most recent detailed description of data for this sector, but does not include data for the latest year, published on 2 November 2016.

More detailed information on the statistics for the Health and Social Care sector

1 Health and Social Care sector defined as Section Q in the 2007 Standard Industrial Classification

Updated 2016-11-02