Everything you need to know about sickness absence

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What do you do when a staff member calls in sick? How do you handle long-term or recurring absences? How can managers reduce stress, support staff to return to work and prevent sickness absence from becoming an issue in the first place? Our online support tool answers all these questions and more. 

The online resource aims to support and give NHS managers’ confidence so that they can in turn, support their staff and manage sickness absence well. It includes:

  • a step-by-step guide for what to do when a staff member calls in sick
  • practical advice on some of the common reasons for sickness absence
  • information on what to do if staff are frequently off sick. 

Access the online tool ‘Everything you need to know about sickness absence

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