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Metropolitan Police cuts stress-related sickness absence

Author: Rachel Suff

The Metropolitan Police Service has radically reduced its annual sickness absence from 10.3 days per officer in 2003 to 6.8 days in 2010 by implementing an innovative series of three stress management training programmes.

Key points

  • Since the Metropolitan Police Service implemented a series of stress management training programmes, average annual police officer absence has fallen from 10.3 days in 2003 to 6.8 days in 2010.