H1. Chronic Conditions Guide and Carers
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 23 December, 2011
These procedures have been in place at Nestlé UK for many years. Through our active membership of the health at work network, we have shared our experiences and helped draft the chronic conditions guide which is fully reflected in our hr policy.Nestlé UK has a robust sickness absence/rehabilitation reporting process that identifies those who are suffering from chronic conditions. Through a comprehensive return to work procedure, reasons for absence are discussed following every absence and both line managers and employees have access to regular on-site and telephone occupational health support service to discuss concerns.Where employees are diagnosed with chronic conditions our in-house occupational health team work with the employee, their healthcare providers and the line manager, to support a return to work as soon as is realistic, with reasonable adjustments in place to facilitate this. Such adjustments could include phased returns to work, job adjustments and where required, there is also in the policy a top up benefit for those who are unable to return to their full role.Employees can access details of the policy via the intranet or the local HR team and are able to contact the occupational health team directly on a confidential basis.A mechanism will be introduced to measure this process from next year.