PIN Policies

Embracing equality, diversity and human rights in
NHSScotland Read More

 This PIN Policy replaces the Equal Opportunity policy PIN and sets out NHSScotlands approach to Embracing Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

 Embracing Equality, Diversity and Human Rights in NHSScotland

 

 

 

 

Dealing with employee grievances in NHSScotland Read More

 This PIN Policy aims to ensure that staff can safely raise grievances relating to their terms and conditions of employment and that processes are in place which are conducive to the early and successful resolution of such matters

*New Dealing with Employee Grievances in NHSScotland (1st Edition, 2011– this PIN Policy was previously incorporated into the Dealing with Employee Concerns PIN Policy)

Sets out the basis for equality of opportunity for NHSScotland staff and provides a model for use and agreement locally.

Facilities arrangements for trade unions and professional organisations Read More

 This PIN Policy aims to ensure a fair and equitable approach to the granting of facilities time for trade union/professional organisation representatives and, where appropriate, how such time should be funded.

*New Facilities Arrangements for Trade Unions and Professional Organisations (3rd Edition, 2011)

Gender-based violence Read More

 This new PIN Policy aims to support a reduction in the risk to staff of gender-based violence and to ensure that appropriate action is taken where incidents of gender-based violence occur or where allegations are raised.

*New Gender-Based Violence (1st Edition, 2011)

Implementing and reviewing whistleblowing arrangements in NHSScotland Read More

 This PIN Policy aims to ensure that staff can safely raise concerns where they are witness to risk, malpractice or wrongdoing that affects others.

*New Implementing and Reviewing Whistleblowing Arrangements in NHSScotland (1st Edition, 2011 – this PIN Policy was previously incorporated into the Dealing with Employee Concerns PIN Policy)

Management of employee capability Read More

 This PIN Policy aims to ensure that, where issues arise in relation to the capability of staff to perform to the required standards in their respective roles, such issues are dealt with in a fair and consistent manner.

*New Management of Employee Capability (2nd Edition, 2012)

Management of employee conduct Read More

This PIN Policy aims to ensure that, where issues arise in relation to the conduct of staff, such issues are dealt with in a fair and consistent manner.

*New Management of Employee Conduct (2nd Edition, 2012)

Managing health at work Read More

Covers a very large topic. It helps to deliver NHSScotland’s commitment to protect and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of its staff. There are 10 Guidelines linked to this PIN ranging from Dealing with Stress at Work to Glove Selection

Managing Health at Work PIN (Revised 2005) [PDF - 992kB] Appendix Section 10 - Managing Health at Work [PDF - 673kB]

 

Personal development planning and review Read More

This PIN Policy aims to ensure the fair and effective undertaking of personal development planning and review processes for all staff.

 

*New Personal Development Planning and Review (3rd Edition, 2011)

Preventing and dealing with bullying and harassment in NHSScotland Read More

This PIN Policy aims to further the development of a culture of dignity at work, ensuring that staff can safely raise complaints relating to bullying and harassment, among and by staff, as well as by patients, clients, relatives, advocates, contractors and staff from other agencies, and to ensure that processes are in place which are conducive to the early and successful resolution of such matters. Boards are also encouraged to make use of the Dignity at Work Toolkit and Resources, which are available from this website, to support implementation of local policies developed in line with this PIN Policy.

*New Preventing and Dealing with Bullying and Harassment in NHSScotland (2nd Edition, 2011)

Redeployment Read More

Encourages the effective use of redeployment to make the best use of the skills and experience of NHS staff.

 

Redeployment PIN (Revised 2014)

Safer pre and post employment checks Read More

Describes the appointment checks and procedures for entry of all staff into NHSScotland, including employees, volunteers, students, trainees, secondees and hired agency staff. It also covers policy for recruiting staff from overseas

 

*New Safer Pre and Post Employment Checks (Second Edition 2014)

Secondment Read More

This PIN Policy aims to ensure that secondment arrangements involving NHSScotland staff are appropriately managed and that applications for secondment by NHSScotland staff are not unreasonably refused.

*New Secondment (2nd Edition, 2012)

Supporting the work-life balance Read More

Supports staff to balance home life with the demands of work by encouraging both the service and its staff to adopt flexible working practices. The ability to work flexibly opens up career opportunities to a greater range of individuals, which in turn leads to development of equality of opportunity.

Supporting the Work-Life Balance PIN [PDF - 488kB]

Use of fixed-term contracts within NHSScotland Read More

This PIN Policy aims to ensure that fixed-term contracts within NHSScotland are only used where necessary and appropriate, and that those employed on fixed-term

 

*New Use of Fixed-Term Contracts within NHSScotland (2nd Edition, 2012)