Remote Working

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about significant changes to the way in which the NHS workforce needs to work. One of these substantial changes is the sudden shift to remote working, both from home and within socially distanced NHS facilities.

In response to these changes, the trust has reviewed policies, processes and procedures to support and formalise remote working arrangements.

The Remote Working Policy can be found in the Related Downloads below.

What is Remote working?

Remote working is defined as working at locations other than the conventional workplace, home-based working or working from a location on an ad hoc basis.

  • Mobile working - Working in a clinical or office setting and visiting patient home/care home settings or third party partner buildings/settings (e.g. schools or care homes).  Staff who travel extensively for their job role.
  • Remote/Home Working (Occasional/Regular) - Working at home or from another approved space rather than in an office or workplace environment. This may be on an occasional or regular basis.  Working pattern (typically) at least one/two days per week remotely (pro-rata for part-time staff). Risk assessment must have been completed, approved by line manager and details recorded on the Remote Working Agreement. (See Appendix 1)
  • Home Based Working - Working permanently from home without a permanent/dedicated workspace on Trust premises. 

How do I apply for Remote Working?

Applications for Remote Working will be considered in line with the Remote Working Policy and the Standard Operating Procedure Employee Request for Remote Working.

Prior to commencing remote working the following documentation needs to be completed:

  • Individual Remote Working Health and Safety Risk Assessment
  • Employee Remote Working Agreement Form 

Please see Related Downloads below.

All documents should be signed and a copy held on the Employee Personal File.

HR must be consulted if employees invoke the statutory right to request flexible working.

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