Case Number 8927
Request Date 03/11/2022
Completion Date 07/11/2022

 

Details of the Request

  1. Does your authority have a distinct policy covering alcohol and / or other substance use by employees of the authority? If so, on what date was this policy implemented? What policy did this supersede?
  2. Does your authority’s current occupational health policy include sections or subsections which cover the use of alcohol and / or other substances by employees of your authority who are registered healthcare professionals?
  3. What policy within your authority covers performance management issues related to alcohol and substances within the workplace, including but not limited to impairment at work due to alcohol or substance use, and / or criminal activity either during or outside of work hours related to alcohol and substance use? On what date was this policy implemented? Please provide a copy of the current policy in which this information is included.
  4. If there is a concern regarding a registered healthcare professional employee’s alcohol or substance use, please outline the process applied within your authority for dealing with the issue, with reference to pathways for the employee concerned, and who has responsibility for decision making for any given pathway the employee is placed upon, and how decisions are made as to how the pathways are implemented.

 

Details of the Response

1. Does your authority have a distinct policy covering alcohol and/or other substance use by employees of the authority? If so, on what date was this policy implemented? What policy did this supersede?

The Trust does have a policy that covers alcohol and/or substance use by employees. The requester was sent the policy ‘Alcohol and Drugs at Work’ for requested dates and information.

 

2. Does your authority’s current occupational health policy include sections or subsections which cover the use of alcohol and/or other substances by employees of your authority who are registered healthcare professionals, including but not limited to alcohol and/or substance addiction and/or impairment at work due to substance use? If so, on what date was this policy implemented?

The Trust does not have an Occupational Health policy; the remit of Occupational Health is listed in the Trust Drug and Alcohol Policy. The requester was sent the policy ‘Alcohol and Drugs at Work’ for requested dates and information.

 

3. What policy within your authority covers performance management issues related to alcohol and substances within the workplace, including but not limited to impairment at work due to alcohol or substance use, and/or criminal activity either during or outside of work hours related to alcohol and substance use? On what date was this policy implemented?

The requester was sent the policy ‘Alcohol and Drugs at Work’ for requested dates and information.

 

4. If there is a concern regarding a registered healthcare professional employee’s alcohol or substance use, please outline the process applied within your authority for dealing with the issue, with reference to pathways for the employee concerned, and who has responsibility for decision making for any given pathway the employee is placed upon, and how decisions are made as to how the pathways are implemented.

This is based on individual assessment in line with relevant codes of professional practice; there is no one process to fit all. The requester was sent the policy ‘Alcohol and Drugs at Work’ for further information.

 

 

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