This Managing Attendance Policy sets out our procedures for reporting sickness absence and for the management of sickness absence in a fair and consistent way.
Sickness absence can vary from short intermittent periods of ill-health to a continuous period of long-term absence and have a number of different causes (for example, injuries, recurring conditions or a serious illness requiring lengthy treatment).
We wish to ensure that the reasons for sickness absence are understood in each case and investigated where necessary. In addition, where needed and reasonably practicable, measures will be taken to assist those who have been absent by reason of sickness to return to work.
This Policy does not form part of any employee's contract of employment and it may be amended at any time. We may also vary the procedures set out in this policy, including
any time limits as appropriate in any case.
This Policy has been agreed in consultation with the Trust's Joint Staff Partnership and applies to all employees regardless of status or length of service.
Link to the full Policy:
Link to the Guidance Pack:
Managing Attendance Guidance Pack (This guidance should be read in conjunction with the Managing Attendance Policy and Procedure)