Occupational Sick Pay Entitlements
In accordance with Section 14 of Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service, employees absent from work owing to illness will be entitled, subject to the conditions of the agreement, to receive sick pay in accordance with the scale below (see Section 12 for provisions governing reckonable service):
If an employee is absent due to ill health and their pay status is due to change to half pay or nil pay they must be advised in advance of the adjustment taking place. The Payroll department will write directly to the employee to confirm the adjustment but it should also be discussed in any Formal Absence Review meetings and noted in the outcome letter.
The entitlement for Medical and Dental staff is the same as above. Further details can be found via NHSGGC : Medical and Dental
Line managers should be mindful in circumstances where the employee’s absence is due to a work related injury, disease or health condition that could result in them suffering a reduction in their pay. In these circumstances the individual may be entitled to an Injury Allowance payment and in such case the line manager should discuss this with them at the earliest opportunity and refer them to the Board’s Injury Allowance Procedure. It is important that where the employee wishes to make an application for Injury Allowance that this is submitted timeously, and in advance of the individual reaching a half pay situation to avoid financial detriment. An up to date Occupational Health assessment is required including, but not restricted to, the following questions: