Ashford & St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) is committed to supporting working parents to achieve a good work life balance. This policy sets out the Trust’s arrangements for supporting employees during pregnancy and maternity and whilst undergoing fertility treatment.
The policy sets out the provisions for maternity leave and pay and for paid fertility treatment leave. The policy sets out flexible, fair, and supportive arrangements and is part of a suite of policies providing support and benefits to employees with parenting or caring responsibilities.
This policy applies to all pregnant employees, employees who have recently given birth or taken maternity leave, employees who are breastfeeding, employees undergoing fertility treatment and employees providing support to a partner undergoing fertility treatment.
This policy applies equally to every employee, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
|Compiled by:||Employee Relations Team and Deputy Director of HR|
|Ratified by:||Trust Executive Committee|
|Date Ratified:||January 2023|
|Date Issued:||January 2023|
|Review Date:||January 2026|
|Target Audience:||All staff|
|Contact name:||Employee Relations Manager, HR Business Partners, and HR Advisors|
- Adoption Leave and Surrogacy Policy
- Annual Leave Policy
- Buying and Selling Annual Leave Scheme
- Career Break Policy
- Flexible Working Policy
- Maternity Leave and Fertility Treatment Policy
- Shared Parental Leave Policy
- New Parent Leave Policy
- Special Leave Policy