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Special Leave

Special Leave Policy (incl Carer Leave)

NHSGGC understands that employees need to balance the demands of work requirements with domestic responsibilities. Whilst each employee is responsible for ensuring appropriate care mechanisms are in place to meet their personal responsibilities, NHS GG&C may assist in circumstances where arrangements have unavoidably broken down and time off work is required.

Our Special Leave Policy explains how time off from work is managed, for situations such as to deal with domestic emergencies, the serious illness or death of a partner, family member or relative, close friend or colleague or for short term carer’s leave.

Special Leave is also used for time off for public duties such as jury service, member of a public body such as Children’s Panel or training days with Volunteer Forces.