Details required of sickness and absence policies and procedures and specific detail of how the board deal with staff with disabilities

Jim mitchell made this Freedom of Information request to Greater Glasgow NHS Board

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Dear Greater Glasgow NHS Board,

I would like to be provided with details (copies if possible) of the board's sickness and absence policies, processes and procedures.

I would also like to be provided with details (with copies if possible) of any specific policies, processes and procedures that relate to the board's management of staff currently in post who have disabilities.

Many thanks for Your assistance

Yours faithfully,

Jim Mitchell

FOI BOARD HQ, Greater Glasgow NHS Board

Dear Mr Mitchell

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 9 February 2016
regarding a number of the NHS Board's policies as described in your email
below.

 

We are dealing with this under our procedures for handling requests made
under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and a response will
be issued to you as soon as possible or within 20 working days, as
provided for under the Act.

 

If you have any queries regarding the progress of your request I can be
contacted at the details below.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Elizabeth Watt | Freedom of Information Officer | NHS Greater Glasgow &
Clyde

Corporate HQ | J B Russell House | Gartnavel Royal Hospital

1055 Great Western Road | Glasgow | G12 0XH

e:  [1][NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde request email]          t:  0141 201 4434        w: 
[2]www.nhsggc.org.uk

 

When replying please use    [3][NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde request email]

 

 

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FOI BOARD HQ, Greater Glasgow NHS Board

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Dear Mr Mitchell

 

Thank you for your request received on 4 February 2016 for the provision
of the following information:-

 

“I would like to be provided with details (copies if possible) of the
board's sickness and absence policies, processes and procedures.

 

I would also like to be provided with details (with copies if possible) of
any specific policies, processes and procedures that relate to the board's
management of staff currently in post who have disabilities”.

 

We are treating your request under our procedures for responding to
requests for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002 (FOISA).

 

I can confirm that NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHSGGC) holds the
information as described by you.

 

Attached above is our Attendance Management Policy, which outlines clear
guidance and support on the issues relating to promoting employee health
and attendance.

 

In addition, attached above is a copy of our Work Life Balance Policy,
which is in the process of review.  As per our usual process, this is
reviewed in line with Partnership Information Network (PIN) guidelines,
which form part of the terms and conditions of employment of all NHS
Scotland employees.  These form the minimum policy requirements for all
Boards.

 

Moving to the second part of your request, our policies include an
equalities statement indicating that no one is treated in an unlawful and
discriminatory manner in the workplace because of their age, disability,
gender (including re-assignment), marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy
or maternity status, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation,
through the application of policy.

 

More specifically, we have other processes and policies which more
directly relate to the management of staff with disabilities. The
Attendance Management policy, and Work-life balance policies are mentioned
above, however the Dignity at Work policy also advises on the course of
action required in cases of harassment relating to a staff members’
disability.

 

Additionally, our Occupational Health Service provides detailed support
and advice in relation to reasonable adjustments for disabled staff which
may be required to allow them to remain in work and fulfil their role to
the full potential.  These adjustments can be identified at appointment
stage or at any point during employment.

 

Finally, our Release Potential Campaign promotes an environment where
disabled staff feel able to talk to their managers about their situation
and where all our staff understand the importance of a supportive
workplace.  Through this, our Staff Disability Forum helps make positive
changes in the organisation and provides a support network for disabled
staff. Moreover, the Forum promotes equality and protects disabled staff
against discrimination.  Information about the Campaign and Forum is
widely available to all staff on our internal website.  

 

I hope this information is helpful.  If you are not satisfied with our
response to your request, you have a right to request a review of this
decision within 40 working days of receiving this response.  The procedure
for consideration of a review is detailed in the attached note.  The note
also describes your right to pursue the matter with the Scottish
Information Commissioner if, following a request for review, you remain
dissatisfied with the decision of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.  If
following appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner you still remain
dissatisfied with the outcome, you have a right of appeal to the Court of
Session on a point of law against the decision of the Scottish Information
Commissioner.

 

If you wish us to review this decision, please complete the form enclosed
and return it to the Head of Board Administration, NHS Greater Glasgow and
Clyde, Corporate HQ, JB Russell House, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, 1055
Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0XH.

 

 

Elizabeth Watt | Freedom of Information Officer | NHS Greater Glasgow &
Clyde

Corporate HQ | J B Russell House | Gartnavel Royal Hospital

1055 Great Western Road | Glasgow | G12 0XH

e:  [1][NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde request email]          t:  0141 201 4434        w: 
[2]www.nhsggc.org.uk

 

When replying please use    [3][NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde request email]

 

 

 

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Dear FOI BOARD HQ,

Thank you for the response to this request and for the provision of the accompanying documents.

I am very happy with your response and appreciate your efforts.

Yours sincerely,

Jim mitchell

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