H3. Health & Wellbeing Report
11 September, 2013
Submitted: 19 December, 2013
Land Registry includes a section on health and wellbeing within its published Annual Report and Accounts which is also available on the website. This covers reference to the health and wellbeing strategy and the action taken to address identified issues along with the types of activity to promote health and wellbeing within the organization. Sickness absence data in terms of average working days lost per year is also included within the annual report.
Land Registry has a comprehensive Absence Management Policy along with supporting guidance for managers and staff. Sickness absence targets are set for each directorate and business unit and monitored on a monthly basis. The numbers of days lost and reasons for absence are closely monitored and where trends are identified these could result in specific interventions to address such as targeted health campaigns at a local or departmental level. Managers are encouraged to refer to Occupational Health at an early stage to either prevent sickness absence or to help facilitate a return to work if the staff member is off sick. The Managers Advice team and Employee and Management Support teams work closely with staff and managers to provide support to ensure that absences are managed effectively and that all reasonable steps are taken to help staff members back into work.