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The number of days on average staff in DCMS, in each pay grade, were absent from work, as a result of ill health in each of the last 12 months, is shown in the table.
|Average working days lost|
DCMS is committed to the health and welfare of its staff, helping staff to stay healthy and reducing the need for sick leave. Support is provided to staff returning from long-term sick leave, referring them to Occupational Health to advise on how best to facilitate a return to work and offering access to an Employee Assistance Programme, for independent advice and support.