Long term sickness – 16092

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A request for information about long term sickness 2011-2016

Ref: FOI/16092

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 14th July 2016.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

Please state the number of Trained firefighters (full time equivalent), all staff including trained firefighters (full time equivalent) employed by your service at the end of each of the following calendar years. 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16.

Please state the number of Trained firefighters (full time equivalent), all staff including trained firefighters (full time equivalent) who were on long term sick leave, defined as being on leave for 28 or more days, during each of the following financial years.  2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16.

Please state the number of Trained firefighters (full time equivalent), all staff including trained firefighters (full time equivalent) who were on long term sick leave due to psychological issues (including stress) during each of the following financial years. 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16.

Please state the number of Trained firefighters (full time equivalent), all staff including trained firefighters (full time equivalent) who left the employment of your service during each of the following financial years. 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16.

Reply

2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016
Total no of uniformed staff-FTE 1703 1612 1593 1574 1502
All staff-FTE 2202.9 2057.6 2035.3 2029.7 1937.5
Uniformed staff long term sick-FTE 122 120 120 132.5 139
All staff long term sick-FTE 191.59 174.96 183.29 177.47 179.33
Uniformed staff long term sick – psychological issues-FTE 19 21 24 30 33
All staff long term sick – psychological issues-FTE 46.04 42.01 44.74 41.41 46.29
Uniformed leavers -FTE 77 78 21 71 85
All leavers-FTE 135.81 145.71 127.33 101.83 122.71

Request

Please state the number of Trained firefighters (full time equivalent), all staff including trained firefighters (full time equivalent), who left the employment of your service due to psychological issues (including stress) during each of the following financial years. 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16.

Reply

2011/12 – 1 non uniformed person

2012/13 – none

2013/14 – none

2014/15 – 1 uniformed person

2015/16 – 1 uniformed person.

These 3 employees are the only ill health retirements due to mental health issues including stress, in the time period stated.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

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