If you are employed by NES you will follow the NES Maternity Policy regardless of where you are on placement. If you are a GP in a practice placement, the HR department in NES will process your paperwork. If you are a specialty trainee in a hospital placement, the Board where you are on placement will be responsible for processing your maternity paperwork on behalf of NES.
You should complete a maternity risk assessment as soon as possible in relation to your health and safety during your pregnancy.
Hospital Placements: Risk assessments should be requested from your Placement Board.
You should read through the Maternity Policy and submit Appendix C and Appendix D to your Placement Board HR department. Appendix C is the initial notification of pregnancy and Appendix D should be completed when you receive your MATB1 certificate informing your Placement Board and NES of your planned leave. Please ensure that you complete your personal details on the MATB1 certificate.
Please click on the link below for further information and a video link on maternity leave.
Please note that you will be entitled to paid time off to attend antenatal appointments. Should your appointment take you away from your workplace for a half day or more, please complete a Special Leave form and send to your Placement Board HR department.