Staff policies

Date: 28 Mar 2017

Category: Policies

Cover for Anti-Fraud and Bribery Policy and Guidance

Anti-Fraud and Bribery Policy and Guidance

In order for Bristol CCG to achieve its vision and aims individuals have a responsibility to disclose any information which relates to suspected wrongdoing in a timely manner. This includes reporting any suspicions of fraud or bribery

Cover for Annual Leave Policy and Procedure

Annual Leave Policy and Procedure

This policy summarises the annual leave that all CCG employees are entitled to during their employment and details of how to calculate and request annual leave.

Cover for Appeals Policy

Appeals Policy

Bristol CCG recognises that on occasions staff may need to formally exercise their right to question or complain about decisions made regarding their employment. The CCG aims to provide a simple, fair and independent system for responding to staff complaints and has developed this appeals procedure to help

Cover for Banding Policy

Banding Policy

The aim of the Banding Policy and Procedure is to ensure that all jobs are rewarded fairly and consistently and in accordance with the NHS Job Evaluation Scheme (also known as Agenda for Change).

Cover for Bullying and Harassment Policy

Bullying and Harassment Policy

This policy sets out the steps that should be taken to deal with incidents of harassment and bullying by staff. It aims to support staff and managers to deal with all issues raised objectively, quickly, sensitively and confidentially.

Cover for Complaints Policy

Complaints Policy

The purpose of this document is to outline Bristol Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) policy to ensure that it meets its obligations under The Local Authority Social Services and National Health Service complaints (England) Regulations 2009.

Cover for Domestic Abuse Policy

Domestic Abuse Policy

Bristol CCG is committed to supporting the domestic violence and abuse pledge which aims to raise awareness within the workplace of domestic abuse and ensure that employers are properly equipped to support any of their staff who are in abusive ...

Cover for Disciplinary Policy

Disciplinary Policy

This policy and procedure has been developed to provide a fair, objective, effective and confidential way of dealing with such matters relating to staff conduct.

Cover for Disputes Policy

Disputes Policy

Both the management side and Trade Unions share a determination to ensure that all matters of difference relating to issues raised are amicably resolved. When it is not possible to reach agreement, it shall be open to either party to invoke ...

Cover for Equality and Diversity in Employment Policy

Equality and Diversity in Employment Policy

This is the Equality and Diversity in Employment Policy of the Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group (Bristol CCG). It sets out the aims of the organisation to ensure equitable and fair outcomes for the employees for whom we have responsibility.

Cover for Funding and Study Leave Policy

Funding and Study Leave Policy

Funding and Study Leave Policy for Learning and Development

Cover for Grievance Policy and Procedure

Grievance Policy and Procedure

Bristol CCG recognises that where an employee is aggrieved about some aspect of their employment then conflict and loss of motivation can occur. This policy provides a framework for dealing promptly and fairly with employee dissatisfaction without fear of recrimination

Cover for Health and Safety Policy

Health and Safety Policy

The purpose of this policy is to ensure the health, safety and welfare of Bristol CCG staff, other people, for example contractors,visitors, general public who may be affected by Bristol CCG’s activities; and satisfy the requirements of the relevant regulations.

Cover for Health and Wellbeing Policy

Health and Wellbeing Policy

Our policy arrangements as well as contributing to the promotion of good health. It encompasses such matters as smoking, alcohol and substance misuse, physical activity and stress

Cover for Incident Reporting Policy

Incident Reporting Policy

The policy and procedure is designed to ensure that all CCG staff have a clear understanding of their responsibilities and respond appropriately and effectively to reporting incidents.

Cover for Inclement Weather Policy

Inclement Weather Policy

This policy aims to ensure that equal and fair treatment is applied as far as possible to staff who are unable to attend work, or who have to work a shorter day than normal, due to inclement weather.

Cover for Management of Sickness Absence Policy and Critical Illness Guidance

Management of Sickness Absence Policy and Critical Illness Guidance

This policy and procedure covers the management of health and sickness issues for all employees. Specifically this covers the responsibilities of the CCG, managers and employees in promoting good health and in managing sickness and sickness absence both where there ...

Cover for Managing Poor Performance and Capability Policy

Managing Poor Performance and Capability Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide clear, fair and consistent methods of addressing poor performance

Cover for Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave Policy

Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave Policy

This policy outlines statutory obligations in relation to Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave entitlements and regulations as well as NHS provisions. No pregnant employee should suffer any unfair treatment due to her pregnancy.

Cover for Medical and Dental Staff Disciplinary and Capability Policy

Medical and Dental Staff Disciplinary and Capability Policy

This policy outlines the process for managing concerns about Bristol CCG employed doctors’ and dentists’ conduct and capability. It implements the framework set out in ‘Maintaining High Professional Standards in the Modern NHS'.

Cover for Organisational Change Policy

Organisational Change Policy

This policy sets out the standards and processes that NHS Bristol, NHS North Somerset and NHS South Gloucestershire Trusts (BNSSG) aim to achieve when managing necessary organisational change.

Cover for Other Leave Policy

Other Leave Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to managers in order to ensure a consistent approach to enquiries and applications in respect of leave, including emergency leave, compassionate leave, unpaid leave and other leave as outlined in this policy. 

Cover for Overtime Policy

Overtime Policy

This guidance sets out the arrangements for overtime payment under the Agenda for Change terms and conditions of employment. It  describes the good practice which should be followed when staff may be asked to work overtime and how they will ...

Cover for Patient Travel Costs Policy

Patient Travel Costs Policy

This policy is for the use of CCG staff, NHS patients, carers and others wishing to claim for reimbursement of their travel costs

Cover for Pay Protection Policy

Pay Protection Policy

Pay protection means that should you suffer a loss of earnings for specific reasons, you will continue to receive your former salary and benefits for a defined period of time to enable you to adjust to your new circumstances.

Cover for Performance Development and Management Framework

Performance Development and Management Framework

The performance development and management framework has been compiled to aid all staff in their development and to ensure that organisational, team and individual objectives can be achieved.

Cover for Personal Health Budgets Policy

Personal Health Budgets Policy

This policy outlines the principles for achieving the implementation of personal health budgets by balancing choice, risk, rights and responsibilities.

Cover for Personal Health Budgets CHC Operational Guide

Personal Health Budgets CHC Operational Guide

This document will act as the Operational Guide for those in receipt of NHS Continuing Healthcare funding in Bristol who request a personal health budget.

Cover for Procurement Strategy

Procurement Strategy

Procurement describes a whole life-cycle process of acquisition of goods, works and services; it encompasses everything from repeat, low-value orders through to complex healthcare service solutions developed through partnership arrangements. This strategy is limited to the procurement of clinical health and social care.

Cover for Professional Registration Policy and Procedure

Professional Registration Policy and Procedure

All members of staff and independent contractors who have a statutory requirement to be registered in order to practise their profession on behalf of the CCG must be appropriately registered at all times.

Cover for Raising concerns policy and procedure

Raising concerns policy and procedure

Bristol CCG is committed to conducting its business with honesty and integrity and expect all staff to maintain high standards in accordance with our constitution. 

Cover for Reckonable Service Policy

Reckonable Service Policy

This policy describes the service which can be considered as “reckonable” for the purposes of annual leave, sick leave, maternity leave and redundancy payments

Cover for Records Management Policy

Records Management Policy

The purpose of the policy is to provide a framework, which enables Bristol CCG to set out its records management organisation, for both electronic and paper records and to comply with appropriate legislation and government policy on information.

Cover for Recruitment and Selection Policy

Recruitment and Selection Policy

The Recruitment and Selection Policy is designed to support managers in providing a fair, consistent and effective approach to the recruitment of all employees and to help managers deal with recruitment and selection effectively and consistently.

Cover for Redeployment Policy

Redeployment Policy

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that employees facing redeployment are treated fairly and consistently.

Cover for Redundancy Policy

Redundancy Policy

This document sets out the policy that the organisation adopts for employees at risk of redundancy and the arrangements for redundancy pay. This policy does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment and may be amended from time to ...

Cover for Relocation Policy

Relocation Policy

This policy gives guidelines to managers and staff regarding the relocation policy that applies to Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group. It defines what the process is for making a claim and the conditions that apply to any payment or entitlements.

Cover for Retirement Policy

Retirement Policy

Bristol CCG recognise that retirement can be a major life change and appreciate that stereotypes about older workers can still sometimes be an issue for staff and managers, this policy is for anyone considering retiring. 

Cover for Secondary Employment Policy

Secondary Employment Policy

Bristol CCG will work with staff undertaking secondary employment to ensure that they comply with the requirements of Working Time Regulations and that they are able to undertake their duties without conflict of interest or loss of performance.

Cover for Secondment Policy

Secondment Policy

Guidance on secondments and to promoting best practice. This policy does not cover acting up arrangements within the same department or when a member of staff moves base within the same role.

Cover for Serious Untoward Incident

Serious Untoward Incident

This policy provides details on how Serious Incidents Requiring Investigation (SIRIs) will be managed by the CCG.

Cover for Social Media Policy

Social Media Policy

This policy provides guidance for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG staff on the use of social media and attributed digital content.

Cover for Standards of Business Conduct

Standards of Business Conduct

This policy details the expectations regarding standards of business conduct for the Clinical Commissioning Group (hereafter referred to as the CCG) including the management of conflicts of interest. This policy supports the CCG constitution.

Cover for Sponsorship of Activities and Joint Working by the Pharmaceutical Industry Policy

Sponsorship of Activities and Joint Working by the Pharmaceutical Industry Policy

A framework for the CCGs in their interaction with pharmaceutical companies and other device and appliance manufacturers of products that may be prescribed at NHS expense. 

Cover for Termination Policy

Termination Policy

This policy provides a framework and guidance for the termination of employment to ensure that all employees are treated fairly and consistently.

Cover for Travel and Expenses Policy

Travel and Expenses Policy

This policy has been developed to provide a clear understanding of the CCG’s principles regarding business travel and expenses.

Cover for Persistent Communications Policy

Persistent Communications Policy

For Bristol CCG staff to implement and take appropriate action when unreasonably persistent communications are received. Implementation of this policy is only to happen in exceptional circumstances after all reasonable measures have been taken in an effort to resolve the issue.

Cover for Work Experience, Volunteering and Internships Policy

Work Experience, Volunteering and Internships Policy

This guidance sets out Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) approach to work experience, volunteering and internships to ensure placements are a useful experience for both the individual and the CCG.

Cover for Work-Life Balance Policy

Work-Life Balance Policy

By promoting ‘work-life balance’ in a structured and consistent manner to enable you to work more flexibly, aiming to meet your flexible working/leave requests where possible.

Cover for Working Time Policy

Working Time Policy

This policy and procedure has been developed in accordance with the Working Time Regulations, and has been designed to help you and your manager to plan a ‘healthy’ working day and to monitor progress.

Cover for Working with Display Screen Equipment Policy

Working with Display Screen Equipment Policy

This policy relates to the use and operation of display screen equipment (personal computers) within Bristol CCG.

Cover for Zero Tolerance Policy

Zero Tolerance Policy

How we will fulfil ourstatutory duty to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety and welfare of staff and others, in respect of managing the risks associated with violence and aggression.