Return to work process

Return to work (RTW)

All Trainees are requested to complete the  RTW1 self-certification form in preparation for the return to work discussion, regardless of whether they also have a medical certificate for the period of absence.  Guidance on how to conduct a return to work discussion can be found within:

Managing Sickness Absence Policy

RTW1 Submission

When the RTW1 form is completed the Practice Manager should submit the Absence mailbox.

Medical Certificates

The Practice Manager should forward to GPSTR Team who will then copy to the Regional GP Unit and NES Payroll.

*HRBPs review the monthly absence reports and contact regional GPUs highlighting frequent/long term sickness/absence issues.  (Trigger points are used, see section 3.6.1 of the policy)