Medical appointments

 

Time off for medical appointments & screenings

Employees on Flexi-time

Routine medical appointments, including dental appointments should be taken in the employee’s own time, and be taken outside of the working day whenever possible.

You will be required to clock out, or record as an absence in the normal way, for such appointments and you will not be credited for this time.

If you are attending hospital appointments you will be required to clock out, or record as an absence in the normal way, for such appointments but will be credited for this time. Hospital appointments which are half a day or more will be classed as sick leave.

If you are pregnant and attending antenatal appointments or if you are attending routine cancer screening you will be required to clock out if you are on the clocking system, or record as time off for medical appointments & screenings.

Employees not on Flexi-time

You should endeavour to arrange routine medical appointments, including dental appointments, outside of normal working time. Where this is not possible, your line manager may grant reasonable time off with pay.

If you are attending hospital appointments you will be required to clock out, or record as an absence in the normal way, for such appointments but will be credited for this time. Hospital appointments which are half a day or more will be classed as sick leave.

If you are pregnant and attending antenatal appointments or if you are attending routine cancer screening you will be able to take the time off with pay.