What is my sick pay entitlement?
Your entitlement to sick leave and sick pay for hospital placements is detailed in paragraphs 225-244 of the Terms and Conditions of Service and is referred to in clause 15 of the Hospital Contract. Sickness absence will be managed by NES in accordance with NHS Grampian Attendance Management Policy.
For General Practice Placements, please refer to clause 20.4 of the BMA Model Contract. Sickness absence will be managed by NES in accordance with NES Management of Sickness Absence Policy.
Subject to you complying with the appropriate Policy reporting requirements and statutory notification requirements relating to Statutory Sick Pay and Medical Certificates, you will be entitled to receive remuneration, inclusive of Statutory Sick Pay for a limited period in line with your contractual rights outlined within your Terms and Conditions of Service and BMA Model Contract.
You have an obligation to inform your supervisor at each placement, at the earliest opportunity, and ideally before the start of your normal working day/shift, of any temporary absence due to sickness or otherwise so as to enable the placement within which you are based to arrange emergency cover.
You will be required to complete a self-certification form from the first day of sickness. If your absence continues beyond the seventh day, you will be required to submit a medical statement from your doctor to the placement Board Medical Staffing/ HR. Further statements are required if the sickness continues beyond the period stated on the initial medical certificate.
If you become aware that you or any member of your household is suffering from any infectious, contagious or notifiable disease, you should immediately notify your supervisor at the placement within which you are based.