Information alert

The guidance on this page relates to Mid-Mersey division staff who transferred from North West Boroughs Healthcare on 1 June 2021. 

A member of staff was marked as medically suspended due to Covid-19 symptoms, however following swabbing; the test result has come back as negative. The member of staff is still not well enough to come into work should ESR be changed from medically suspended to sick leave?  

If the test result is negative for Covid-19 but the member of staff is not well enough to return to work, the period of sickness will commence from the date of the negative test.

If the member of staff is well enough to return to work, the period prior to the swab result will remain as medically suspended and no sickness absence should be recorded.

How do I input on HealthRoster when my staff are unavailable to work due to Covid-19-related reasons?    

For any staff who need to take time away from work due to Covid-19, please use the following unavailabilities in HealthRoster:

Sickness – Covid-19
Group: Sickness
Reason: Covid-19 – Coronavirus

Carers' leave 
Group: Other leave 
Reason: CL Covid-19- Carers Leave – Covid-19 

Self-Isolation 
Group: Other leave 
Reason: SI Covid-19 – Self Isolation – Covid-19

Can I still access face-to-face training or will this be done virtually now?    

We restarted face-to-face staff training in August 2020. We have made a number of changes to how training is delivered and you will need to read the changes to training guidance before you book or attend any training course.

The Training Team will contact ward managers directly if inpatient staff are out-of-date with their teamwork training.

If there has been an Outbreak of COVID-19 on your ward, you should not book training until the ward has had no Covid-19 positive staff or patient cases for 2 weeks. If you try to attend training before this you will be turned away.  

You can book other face-to-face training courses through the usual route on ESR.