Career Break Policy overview
The Career Break Policy enables employees to take an unpaid career break and return to work in the NHS.
Who does this apply to?
This policy applies to all employees with at least 12 months’ of continuous service with one or more NHS employers.
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The Career Break Policy comes with extensive support to ensure the consistent application of the policies across all NHSScotland employers. These supporting documents form part of the standard for workforce policies that apply to all NHSScotland employees.
Principles and values
Learn about the principles and values that make sure employees and workers are treated fairly and consistently at work.
View the advice and support available to help anyone with personal or workplace difficulties while involved in workforce policy processes.
Right to be represented
The right to be represented applies to employees at any stage of a workforce policy process. Find out what this means for you.