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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.



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.


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: HR Business Partners and Advisors
Ratified by: Trust Executive Committee
Date Ratified: May 2019
Date Issued: May 2019
Review Date: May 2022
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: HR Business Partners and Advisors


See also:

  • 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
  • Special Leave Policy