Sickness absence toolkit
In summer 2022, Gateshead Health launched a new policy aimed at promoting and supporting attendance in the workplace through a more supportive approach to sickness and absence. This policy can be found in its entirety on SharePoint, and training around the policy is also available. Please contact L&D for more.
Encapsulating this approach is the advice offered by NHS Employers, who outline that how we react and respond to a staff member calling in sick can make a massive difference to how they feel about their work.
Their toolkit for managers covers what might be appropriate and unhelpful when staff call in sick, as well as useful, considerate and helpful approaches to frequent sickness and long-term sickness; and more around supporting those who are off or returning to work.