Sickness Absence

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Record sickness absence

This is done via the EASY system which is interfaced daily to the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). This is for pay and statistical reporting.

For some Blood Donation colleagues Nextra Rostering system is used to record sickness. For more information about recording via the Nextra system visit the Donor Session Information page.

Managers should record sickness absence on the first day of absence and return to work as soon as possible. This ensures sick pay and absence statistics are correct.

The EASY Absence - guidance will help you record, authorise, amend, view, and report on, current and historic sickness. 

Amend or delete sickness absence

The Quick Guide - Deleting or amending absences helps you amend elements of sickness absence. However due to the nature of sickness absence, you cannot delete sickness from EASY/Nextra systems. If you require a sickness deleting please raise a query with HR Direct.

Return my Employee back from Sickness

On the return of your employee from sick leave you will need to:

  • End the sickness in the relevant system.
  • Have a return to work discussion with the employee.

The Return to work discussion guide and the Return to Work - Notes will help you in your return to work discussion.

Report on an individual employee's or my team's sickness absence 

The EASY report overview - guidance takes you through the process of running, opening and saving reports. The EASY Report detailed – guidance details the type of reports available.  For more information about reporting via the Nextra system visit the Donor Session Information page.

Enter my employee into Unpaid Leave and Suspend Occupational Sick pay

Access the Attendance Policy

We have policies and supportive tools available to all employees to assist in their health, well-being and regular attendance at work. We value the contribution our employees make to our success and high attendance levels are vital to us continuing to achieve high levels of performance. The Attendance Policy and Attendance Frequently Asked Question's should be used to:

  • Support employee attendance
  • Manage short term and long term sickness
  • Manage unauthorised absence from work

Access Attendance Case management information

Access Occupational Health