pdf Sickness Absence & Attendance Management Policy (389 KB)

This policy summarises the general principles relating to sickness absence management within the Trust.  It is in the interests of both employees and service users that sickness absence and its effect upon services is effectively managed and minimised. This can be achieved by the implementation of positive procedures and guidelines. A consistent and pro-active approach to improving attendance is needed and managers will need to maintain a continuous and co-ordinated effort in: monitoring the attendance of staff on a regular basis; positively reinforcing the good attendance of staff; showing an understanding towards those who need to be absent from work on a long term basis through sickness; and dealing fairly and consistently with staff whose attendance is of concern. It shows responsibilities for managers and staff alike and promotes staff health and wellbeing.