Wednesday 28 February 2024
Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_6816

Internal Reference Number: FOI_6816

Date Request Received: 10/10/2022 00:00:00

Date Request Replied To: 21/10/2022 00:00:00

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Request Summary: Long Covid staff absence 2021-2022

Request Category: Private Individuals

 
Question Number 1:
Could you state the number of staff members who were recorded to have had Long Covid while working for your trust at any time in the period between October 2021 - October 2022?
 
Answer To Question 1:
Long covid is not currently recorded as a reason for sickness in the NHS.

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Question Number 2:
Could you state all leave of absences taken where Long Covid was cited as the cause between October 2021 - October 2022 and the length of time each absence lasted for.
 
Answer To Question 2:
Long covid is not currently recorded as a reason for sickness in the NHS.

Information not held
 
Question Number 3:
Does your trust offer any specialised support for staff members living with Long Covid? If so could you please provide details of these services?
 
Answer To Question 3:
We would work with the individual and department to enable a reasonable adjustment where possible, or a phased return to work. Any further referral to a long Covid clinic would be via the GP. If a member of staff needed psychological support we could refer to our in-house Psychology service.
 
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