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H1. Chronic Conditions Guide and Carers
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 22 April, 2015
Please describe how you have supported staff with chronic conditions or those with unpaid caring responsibilities over the last year. There is a 2000-character limit when completing this section
As per 2014 submission:
Support continues to be available to managers and staff in enabling staff to work and retain their employment. We have a dedicated positive assets team that supports NHS and businesses in the hull area to recruit and retain staff with enduring mental health conditions. Continued provision and use of the staff counselling service, and the occupational health team, whose aim is to provide fair independent advice to managers and staff with a focus on enabling staff to remain at work where ever possible. Provision of managing attendance clinics across all business units in conjunction with HR continue to be well attended. We currently have a greater than 90% retention rate for those staff with chronic conditions.
A Reasonable Adjustment agreement (as recommended by the Employer's Forum on Disability, appendix 3c) is available as an appendix to the Managing Attendance Policy. This is a living record of the reasonable adjustments agreed between a member of staff and their manager. This ensures that both parties i.e.the individual and the employer, have an accurate record of what has been agreed. It also minimises the need to re-negotiate reasonable adjustments every time the employee changes jobs, is re-located or assigned a new manager within the organisation as well as providing employees and their line managers with the basis for discussions about reasonable adjustments at future meetings.
This supports NHS Choices advice "Advice for employees on working with a long-term medical condition".
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