FAQs for NHS Managers and Employers from NHS Wales

A set of FAQs developed in conjunction with Welsh Government, trade union partners and UK colleagues to provide ongoing clarity and to try to ensure that advice, guidance and support is joined up and provides consistent advice in relation to wider aspects on employment and management responses. The most up-to-date version of the FAQs can be downloaded from the NHS Confederation website. They are are based on a few overarching principles:

  • This is an ongoing and developing situation where many decisions will have to be made on an immediate basis. Whilst this set of FAQs sets out some of the areas where we can provide guidance and advice, we will not be able to cover everything. The key message is that managers will be supported to manage during this period in the decisions which they make which should be in line with this guidance, but we would encourage managers to make proportionate judgements as the specific circumstances present themselves and in making these decisions to follow appropriate assessment of risk;
  • Individuals with symptoms, or who have been advised to self-isolate will be expected to remain at home and away from the workplace;
  • The health and wellbeing of individual staff and patients is of paramount importance.

Last updated 21 April 2020

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