greenshoots | Sickness Management
Course Overview

A manager’s role is crucial in both managing absence and promoting attendance.  This workshop will look at how we can overcome the natural reluctance to discuss (sometimes personal) reasons why an employee's attendance is unsatisfactory and provides practical guidance on how to balance the need to minimise absence while at the same time supporting employees.



Course Prerequisites


There are no prerequisites for delegates to attend this workshop. 



Overall Aim

To understand why we need to manage sickness, what can have an impact on sickness absence, best ways to reduce absence. 





  • Understand the important of manage sickness

  • Understand the difference between short term and long term sickness

  • Sickness management policies

  • Gain knowledge on GP fit notes and Occupational Health Advice

  • Understanding disability


Course Breakdown


Section 1
  • Why manage sickness.

Section 2
  • Short and long term sickness

Section 3
  • Sickness Management Policy

  • Responsibilities

  • Triggers

  • Sick pay

Section 4

  • GP fit notes and Occupational Health Advice

Section 5
  • Return to work interviews

  • Absence reviews

  • Approach

Section 6

  • Disability and reasonable adjustments



Content will vary depending on workshop length chosen. Full support materials are provided via access to our virtual learning environment together with online evaluation and post-course follow-up.



Absence Management

2010 - present

2010 - present

Creating flexiblity through customisation

The workshops above costs £950 + VAT based on a maximum group size of 12 delegates.


We probably can’t provide all of the answers to all of your questions online so please call us on 0333 344 4031  to discuss your requirements.


The workshop content above is provided purely as a guide as all Green Shoots Learning courses are customised to best suit your business requirements. Pre-workshop consultancy is provided for all bookings, either in person or over the telephone where we will work with you to build in your company procedures and best practice.  


All workshops and courses include full support materials accessed from The Green Shoots Academy e-learning platform, note-pad and pen, all exercises and any printed handouts required for the day, on-line evaluation, personal action cards, individual 4 week delegate follow up and a full post-workshop Client report.


Our workshops can be run on-site or at a convenient public location (we will even sort out room hire for you if needed), across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

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