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Code of Conduct: Details on our Code of Conduct which has been transformed into a new interactive guide. The webpage also provides links to other useful resources and documents.

HR Direct service unavailable: For details on dates when HR Direct service will be unavailable due to the team attending training and development towards the Customer Service Excellence Standard Award. 

NHSBT Covid Recognition / Thank you: Details on NHSBT's recognition and ‘thank you’ to show how much we appreciate all that you've done during the Covid pandemic and continue to do

Pay Progression page: The NHS pay progression arrangements come into effect on 1st April. They outline the criteria employees must meet to move up the pay affecting step in their pay band. Support on what this means, guidance and further information can be found on the Pay Progression pages.

Coronavirus page: For the latest information regarding the Coronavirus, including current restrictions, FAQs and how you may be impacted. 

Wellbeing Support Available: for wellbeing support during Covid and other tools available to help you.

Important Deadlines

  • Expenses and timesheets - all expenses and timesheet claims must be authorised by 10pm on the 8th of each month.
  • Changing bank details - bank details should be changed before the 15th of each month to be effective in the same month.
  • Support for Development - applications for funding over £900 can be submitted at any time. They will be considered annually, with a cut-off date for submission of applications of 31st March.
  • Sell Annual Leave - the next sell leave window will open on 4th January 2022, submission deadline is 23rd January 2022.  
  • Buy Annual Leave - the buy window for this 2021 has closed. If however, you are on a non-standard leave year contact HR Direct for application details. 

Systems Access

  • EASY - Manage annual leave, sickness and access to payslips.
  • MyESR - Manage mandatory training, personal information and view payslips.
  • Datix - Submit accident/near misses reports.
  • Knowledge - Access to frequently asked questions around HR, Pay, Wellbeing, Development and Recruitment.
  • Link - NHSBT's intranet for current news, initiatives and other information.
  • OH Assist - Access Occupation Health and make referrals. 
  • CTM Via DigiTS - Open a travel account for access to public transport tickets and accommodation.
  • Controlled Documents - Search for controlled documents.