COVID-19 special arrangements for NHS Scotland staff announced


Deputy Director of Health Workforce Steven Lea Ross wrote to all NHS staff to inform them of up to date workforce guidance in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.


In the letter he made the following notable comments:


“The purpose of this guidance is to clarify how NHS employers, staff and managers should act in cases of outbreaks of Coronavirus (COVID-19) affecting the NHS workforce.


“This guidance is also designed to inform and work alongside Health Boards’ local resilience arrangements.


“This guidance ensures a fair and consistent approach to how the Attendance Policy and Special/Carer Leave Policies are applied during COVID-19 outbreaks. This guidance is for staff employed by Health Boards, including those working in GP practices and for private contractors. This guidance also covers bank staff and the deployment of staff.”


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