Any sickness absence must be notified to the relevant manager at your training location on the first day of sickness absence in line with local reporting procedures.

The training programme Human Resources Manager must also be informed of any sickness absence. This should be done via the submission of a self-certificate for any sickness up to and including 7 days of absence. For absence from the 8th day onwards a fit note signed by your GP must be submitted.

It is important that sickness is reported to the training programme in a timely manner and during the month in which it occurs. A monthly attendance return is submitted to the payroll department at the end of each month and must contain an accurate record of sickness absence.

The Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust sickness policy will provide details how sickness absence will be managed and the Human Resources Manager can provide further assistance. Occupational Health services are provided by Working Well.