Sickness absence tool - help us to spread the word

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26 / 8 / 2014 9.16am

Can you help us to promote our sickness absence tool for NHS managers through any of your internal communications channels, such as your staff newsletter, team briefing or intranet? If the answer is yes, we have produced two newsletter articles (below) and we have an image of the tool that you can use to accompany the article. 

If there is anything else that we could provide that will help you to spread the word please do get in touch healthandwellbeing@nhsemployers.org


Newsletter article 1– longer version (approx 200 words)

New online tool takes the headache out of sick leave

NHS Employers has launched a new online tool to further improve the management of staff sick leave in the NHS. ‘Everything you need to know about sickness absence is designed to help managers support staff with a confident and consistent approach to sickness absence.


The online tool provides step-by-step information about what to do when staff call in sick, plus practical advice on some of the common reasons for sickness absence and information on what to do if staff are frequently off sick.


The tool is easy to use and includes 30-second guides in each of the following areas, to encourage the spread of good practice, plus much more detail for those who need it:

  • When staff call in sick
  • Staff frequently off sick
  • Staff with long term sickness
  • Common reasons for absence
  • Supporting staff off sick
  • Supporting staff to return to work
  • Preventing absence

It can be hard to know how best to react to, and manage, staff absence. Our response when a staff member calls in sick can make a big difference to how they feel and how they behave next, so getting these things right is invaluable. Access the tool at www.nhsemployers.org/sickness

Download an image of the tool to use with the above article.


Newsletter article 2– short version (98 words)

New online tool takes the headache out of sick leave

NHS Employers has launched a new, free online tool to further improve the management of staff sick leave in the NHS. The tool is designed to help managers adopt a confident and consistent approach and provides step-by-step information about what to do when staff call in sick, practical advice on some of the common reasons for sickness absence and information on what to do if staff are frequently off sick. It aims to complement local policies and is must-read for anyone managing staff in a healthcare setting.  www.nhsemployers.org/sickness

Download an image of the tool to use with the above article.

 

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