This scheme sets out Public Health Wales’ provisions regarding purchase of annual leave, ensuring a balance between the needs of the individual with those of the organisation.
This policy is applicable to all staff employed in Public Health Wales, except Medical and Dental staff. Medical & Dental staff should refer to the Professional Conduct / Competence for Medical Staff policy.
Staff should contact the People and Organisational Development team for template letters.
The purpose of the policy is to advise staff of different flexible working options available and their rights in respect of flexible working.
Managing Attendance at Work Templates (NHS Intranet)
Staff should also visit the Being a Parent intranet pages (NHS Wales).
See the About Pay Progression intranet page (NHS Wales) for more information and guidance
For information on how to recruit to a post, please refer to the Recruitment intranet pages (NHS Wales).
The Redeployment Policy contained within the Organisational Change Policy takes precedent in assisting employees to find suitable alternative employment, to enable them to continue their career within the NHS. This policy will consequently be updated.
The Redundancy Policy contained within the Organisational Change Policy takes precedent in setting out all the measures Public Health Wales must explore to avoid compulsory redundancy and the procedure to be followed, in the event of compulsory redundancy having to be initiated. This policy will consequently be updated.
See the Armed Forces Covenant intranet page (NHS Wales) for more information and guidance.
Public Health Wales will not tolerate any form of bullying and harassment which occurs at work and out of the workplace, and will take all practicable steps to avoid and eliminate it. This includes homophobic, biphobic, transphobic, racial, religious, cultural, disability-related or age-related abuse, or abuse related to sex or gender identity/expression.
Behaviour which may be described as bullying and/or harassment is not conducive to the provision of effective healthcare services and can undermine the confidence and performance of employees. It can also affect their physical and mental health and wellbeing and lead to absenteeism. The effects of poor relations between individuals can be felt across Public Health Wales and ultimately can have an impact on the care provided to patients.
This policy covers arrangements for additional leave at times of urgent and unforeseen need, such as emergency carers leave or bereavement leave. It also covers civil and public duties such as jury service.
The Voluntary Early Release Scheme has been designed as an enabling tool to support the flexibility of NHS Wales organisations in addressing the demands of rapid change and service re-design.